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Could I get a species ID on these Millipedes?

Discussion in 'Myriapods' started by SlytherinAway, May 18, 2019 at 12:33 AM.

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    I found these little fellas in an enclosure at work. I know in the past we've housed what we call "pink foot millipedes" in that enclosure, but I can't find much about them online. I would like a more precise ID than just that so I can do some proper research into them. I've seen similar millipedes labeled under the genus Narceus but that's as far as I've gotten. and any all help is greatly appreciated.
     

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  2. Liquifin

    Liquifin Arachnolord Active Member

    Narceus americanus to be exact, which is the normal color/form.
     
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  3. thanks a lot, mate. That's about what I figured but wanted to be positive.
     
  4. additional question, would baked magnolia leaves be safe for these guys to munch on?
     
  5. mantisfan101

    mantisfan101 Arachnobaron Active Member

    Probablt but they’d have little nutrients that they’d be able to eat amd since they have a thicker waxy cuticle it’d be more difficult for them to get to the leaf itself. Oak or maple leaves would be much more nutritious and beneficial for them.