some of the smaller giants can mature in a year or twoOriginally Posted by MattInTheHat
some of the others take longer.
the centipedes you were keeping in NY were most likely stone centipedes (lithobiomorpha) which can take 1-2 years to mature and live 3-4 if i remember right
the giants we have on these boards are Scolopendromorpha. some of those could live maybe ~10 years.
most invertebrate lifespans are heavily effected by environmental conditions. centipedes from harder to live places where food is scare might live longer... but if you fed them everyday and kept them at a slightly higher temp you could boost up there metabolism and they would live and die much faster, probably.
check out this german centipede site
this post is english (and by Steven on here... he posted it here too but i know it's a sticky/pinned and easy to find on the .de site )