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how many millipedes comfortably fit in a 5.5 gal tank?

Discussion in 'Myriapods' started by maggiedonut, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. maggiedonut

    maggiedonut Arachnosquire Active Member

    I have four ivories now and plan on getting some more real soon but I don't want to overcrowd, how many would you recommend for a 5.5 gallon?
  2. Andrew Clayton

    Andrew Clayton Arachnobaron Active Member

    As far as I know with these they are quite communal you could fit 6 or 7 adults in a 5 gal
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  3. Arthroverts

    Arthroverts Arachnobaron Active Member

    You could easily fit 15+ adults and many immatures in a five gallon as long as there is plenty of food and a deep substrate available.

    Hope this helps,

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  4. Andrew Clayton

    Andrew Clayton Arachnobaron Active Member

    What @Arthroverts Said I'm new to millipedes and that's all I would keep
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  5. Elytra and Antenna

    Elytra and Antenna Arachnoking Old Timer

    The problem is keeping adequate food in a small space more than the space. You could keep a hundred if you changed out the substrate weekly.
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  6. maggiedonut

    maggiedonut Arachnosquire Active Member

    ohhh i see that makes sense thanks for the info
  7. Aquarimax

    Aquarimax Arachnoangel Active Member

    Just to add my two cents, I have about 5 adults and maybe 40 juveniles in a tub that is near the size of a 5.5 gallon. I do add supplementary foods and new leaf
    litter often.
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  8. BuzzSwole

    BuzzSwole Arachnosquire Active Member

    I have 8 North Americans in 55gal and I need to scoop poop and add leaves weekly ( I did have some canyons sneak in)
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  9. davehuth

    davehuth Arachnoknight Active Member

    My Ivories are a group of 8 adults and dozens of babies in something like an 8 gallon tub. Like many above have mentioned, i make sure to add lots of supplemental foods, and weekly freshen the leaf litter/crumbled decomposing wood. They also have many sticks to climb around on so everybody has plenty of space to wander.
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