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Super-Cute Baby Millipedes!

Discussion in 'Invertebrates General' started by furryscaly, Jul 21, 2007.

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  1. furryscaly

    furryscaly Elite Member

    I breed millipedes, among other invertebrates. I was feeding my American giants when I spotted a couple babies :D They're about 3 mm long, or just abt 1/8 of an inch. When full grown they will be about 4 inches, or 10+ cm. They're Narceus americanus/annularis, or basically "Narceus americanus". The differences between the species are slight, if there are any, and they inhabit the same range. The majority of Narceus species in the east are simply known as "Narceus americanus", or American giant millipedes.

    You'll definitely have to click the images if you want to see any detail. I find it fascinating that the babies apparently don't have legs running their entire body length, as the adults do of all millipede species. This interesting bit is visible in the second photo.

    Twins?
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    Super Cute :D
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    One of the adults, though not necessarily one of the parents, eating cucumber.
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  2. nicole

    nicole Elite Member

    I am so glad there is someone who loves bugs, that is so cool. lol
     
  3. kenman1963

    kenman1963 Moderator

    Very cool Matt.
     
  4. venus

    venus Founding Member

    Awww they are cute Matt...:D
     
  5. Lyn

    Lyn Elite Member

    I think baby anything is cute....lol.....I love any millipedes....
     
  6. furryscaly

    furryscaly Elite Member

    Haha, maybe I'll send you some ;)

    I really hope my red-legs and rainbows will breed as well, and that I can find a male African giant black at the next herp show I go to.
     
  7. The D

    The D Mango Empress

    oh they're so adorable!
     
  8. ajvw

    ajvw Subscribed User

    They ARE cute! To me... Cool pictures, Matt!
     
  9. nicole

    nicole Elite Member

    Just remember, for every millipede you send, you will get one iguana sent to you. I think thats a fabulous trade :D I will definately learn to like them, lol:D
    They look like they would be MUCH easier to care for then the iguanas, so send me about 8:D :D
     
  10. Marcel_h

    Marcel_h Member

    Millipedes Are cool:)
     
  11. DarkMagician207

    DarkMagician207 Elite Member

    i missed out on this one while i was away. thats pretty cool and oddly enough it looks really cute in the second pic lol. :D
     
  12. BlackJack

    BlackJack Subscribed User Premium Member

    Yep, in a weird way I think they're kind of cute too... but I wouldn't want to have one. :)
    Congrats on the babies, Matt
     
  13. furryscaly

    furryscaly Elite Member

    Thanks guys :) Hopefully I'll start seeing more of them. They've got competition from their parents though, a few small snails, and a pair of horned passalus beetles (which will also breed with any luck).
     
  14. Colleen

    Colleen Elite Member

    Nice babies, keep us in mind if you get African Black babies.
     
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