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Live plants compatible with millipedes

Discussion in 'Myriapods' started by Symarip94, Sep 10, 2015.

  1. Symarip94

    Symarip94 Arachnopeon

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    Pretty straightforward, which live plants can I put on my millipede tank?
    For example,I know some people use orchids, but I don't known WHICH type of orchids.

    Any help would be greatly and IMMENSELY appreciated ✌
     
  2. Aquarimax

    Aquarimax Arachnobaron

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    What type of lighting (bulb type, wattage, etch) do you have on your millipede enclosure? That will largely dictate the types of plants you could use. There are a few plants that can do all right in fairly bright ambient room lighting, and some others that just die very slowly.

    I have toyed with the idea of a planted millipede tank and I know people do it, but it seems to me that you wouldn't see the millipedes much while the tank was illuminated. If you are happy with a planted tank during the day, and a millipede tank at night, then I guess there isn't a problem. :)
     
  3. SDCPs

    SDCPs Arachnolord Active Member

    The jade plant works really well. Just saying!
     
  4. Cavedweller

    Cavedweller Arachnoprince

    Whoa really? I would have assumed it would be much too damp for a succulent!

    I tried growing moss and pilea in a millipede tank a few years ago, it all got eaten.
     
  5. Symarip94

    Symarip94 Arachnopeon

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    Any jade plant? I'd be buying it from my local Home Depot store, how do I clean a plant before putting it in my millipede tank?

    ---------- Post added 09-11-2015 at 02:26 AM ----------

    I don't want to put lighting in my track because millipedes barely come out as it is, so it would have to be a plant that can live in room light =)
     
  6. SDCPs

    SDCPs Arachnolord Active Member

    I keep my tanks on the drier side I guess, Cave. Any standard Jade will do. Take a cutting if you have it growing around and rinse it off...plop it in the tank. They won't eat it.
     
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