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Old 06-04-2009, 01:07 AM
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are there never any millipede captive bred? all the ones ive seen so far are WC
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are there never any millipede captive bred? all the ones ive seen so far are WC
some are CB but not enough to supply the demand especially since they groe quite slowly and people don't want tiny little things they want full grown ones.

I've keen CB A.gigas a few times and CB chocolate pedes(don't know the sp by memory). That's it though. I doubt those fire red ones would be CB since they don't seem to do so well in captivity compared to most other species.
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Old 06-04-2009, 08:40 AM
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are there never any millipede captive bred? all the ones ive seen so far are WC
I'm hoping for some baby olive ones! But it think it can take months for the eggs to even hatch. I have an adult female chocolate one too, but can't seem to find an adult male. i even bought 2 juvenile ones from exotic-pets.co.uk in the hope one would be a male, but either they are both female, or they are too young for it to be apparent what they are.
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Old 06-04-2009, 05:15 PM
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Ive got 2 giant black (a.gigas) millies (unfortunately both are females). Ive not seen those red ones before, may have to do some research see how i can keep them alive for longer coz they look amazing.

I wanna get some more millies, they're amazing critters

I would recommend giant blacks (a.gigas) or olives
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Ive got 2 giant black (a.gigas) millies (unfortunately both are females). Ive not seen those red ones before, may have to do some research see how i can keep them alive for longer coz they look amazing.

I wanna get some more millies, they're amazing critters

I would recommend giant blacks (a.gigas) or olives
where are all the male millies?
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Old 06-04-2009, 05:21 PM
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where are all the male millies?
I know, i was hoping to breed them. I mite get some more a.gigas next month. I got my females from mybigbug.com also a member on here. I was too hasty i didnt ask for a male i just wanted some. Ill ask for a male next time.

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Old 06-04-2009, 06:00 PM
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I know, i was hoping to breed them. I mite get some more a.gigas next month. I got my females from mybigbug.com also a member on here. I was too hasty i didnt ask for a male i just wanted some. Ill ask for a male next time.

http://www.reptileforums.co.uk/inver...illipedes.html
I asked him but he said he couldn't sex his yet. I also asked VC, and she couldn't sex hers! I have an A. gigas which is about 6 inches long and I think female, and a chocolate adult which is definitely female. And the 2 juve chocolate ones I bought from exotic-pets have no sign of gonopods, so I think THEY must be female, unless the gonopods only appear when they are adult. I don't know enough about millies to know for sure how young they can be sexed.
There's a local exotics shop near me that has some chocolate millies, so I'm going to and look at them this week to see if I can track down a male.
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Old 06-04-2009, 06:03 PM
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i have 1 african giant train millipede and 3 african fire banded millipedes and i have to say my gaint train is lovely the others look nicer but hide alot more and just tend to curl up if you try and handle them. the gaint train is easy to handle active and normally easy to see/find
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