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New Millipede

Discussion in 'Invertebrates General' started by biollantefan54, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. biollantefan54

    biollantefan54 Elite Member

    I found this millipede outside . It is about 1 and a 1/2 inches long. Its black and has a yellow stripe for each segment. It is in the flat bodied millipede family. I would like to know how to keep it for a little bit. What do they eat/drink? How much humidity? How much heat? Thanks guys, Please help.
  2. ReptileGuy10

    ReptileGuy10 Banned User

    I don't like your plan. Herp fanatics like to go out and find them but a rule I pledge by is NEVER to keep wild animals. It is cruel. Giant hands don't pick you up andput you in a vivarium... So it's best to get a captive bred so that it is not used to the wild. Cool find though.
  3. Dragoness

    Dragoness Elite Member

    Without a positive ID, it is impossible to give good husbandry advice for any animal, which is another good reason to avoid wild-caught animals.

    Some millipedes can spray hydrogen cyanide, which can be irritating, and somewhat toxic. Until you know for sure yours is not one of them, best to just leave it be.
  4. biollantefan54

    biollantefan54 Elite Member

    I have identified it, at worst it makes you sick, its not deadly.
  5. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

    Do you have photos of it?? Curious to see this little guy
  6. mshrmheadcharge

    mshrmheadcharge Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

    Oh, cool. So you won't die thats good, hopefully you won't get too sick :-&

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