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Millipedes!

Post by PinchersAndShells » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:21 am

Just wanted to share some pictures of some millipedes I got sent for free.
These are called bumblebee millipedes!
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Aaand here are some pill millipedes. There are larger, more colorful species from overseas but these guys are native to the United States! They look like isopods but they are actually millipedes. :)
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Post by aussieJJDude » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:44 am

Nice shots! I also have milipedes.

Curious, what type of container do you keep em in? Any pics?

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Post by PinchersAndShells » Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:05 am

aussieJJDude wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:44 am
Nice shots! I also have milipedes.

Curious, what type of container do you keep em in? Any pics?

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I can get some pictures this weekend! The bumblebees (I was sent 6) are in a 16 quart tub with a good 2 through 4 inches of substrate and ventilation holes on the sides. The pill millipedes are in a 6 quart tub since they're so tiny, I believe I was sent 3 or 4. They also have ventilation holes on the sides.
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Post by RiNiKy506 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:57 am

So cool! You have such an awesome collection of critters. I love your millipedes.

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Post by wodesorel » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:22 am

I have a tank of bumblebees, too. 😊 A few adults were in the plants I bought for the rehab chameleon, and they bred and now I have a decent colony! They like rotted wood and hardwood leaves for meals, I haven't gotten them to touch anything else.

The pill milis are neat. I did not realize there were species native to the US!

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Post by PinchersAndShells » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:36 pm

RiNiKy506 wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:57 am
So cool! You have such an awesome collection of critters. I love your millipedes.
Thank you! I just really love invertebrates. There's so many out there and seeing other people being able to appreciate them makes me happy!
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I have a tank of bumblebees, too. 😊 A few adults were in the plants I bought for the rehab chameleon, and they bred and now I have a decent colony! They like rotted wood and hardwood leaves for meals, I haven't gotten them to touch anything else.

The pill milis are neat. I did not realize there were species native to the US!
Ooh... good thing I mixed some chunks of rotting wood and live oak leaves into their substrate. Weird how they showed up in the plants!
I didn't either until the person who sent me them asked if I'd be interested! They're of the genus Onomeris.
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Post by scuttlecrusty22 » Thu May 09, 2019 12:37 pm

Does anyone have red/black millipedes? I have found some of them out in the woods before, under logs and such.
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Post by PinchersAndShells » Sat May 11, 2019 10:42 am

scuttlecrusty22 wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 12:37 pm
Does anyone have red/black millipedes? I have found some of them out in the woods before, under logs and such.
Where are you from? Possible species depends on location. Just saying a state or province would be sufficient. :)
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Post by scuttlecrusty22 » Mon May 13, 2019 7:33 am

PinchersAndShells wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 10:42 am
Where are you from? Possible species depends on location. Just saying a state or province would be sufficient. :)
I live in the mid-west :D
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Post by PinchersAndShells » Tue May 21, 2019 3:19 am

scuttlecrusty22 wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 7:33 am
I live in the mid-west :D
Possibly Narceus americanus?
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Post by scuttlecrusty22 » Tue May 21, 2019 7:17 am

PinchersAndShells wrote: Possibly Narceus americanus?
Yes I looked up a picture ImageThat is what they are.

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