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Millipede safe leaves

Discussion in 'Myriapods' started by Rachel22, Jul 11, 2019 at 1:04 PM.

  1. Rachel22

    Rachel22 Arachnopeon

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    I no longer have easy access to the usual oak and other tree leaves that I feed the millipedes. Our new home only has ash and elm. I think these are safe as they are nontoxic and the bugs outside love them too. Possibly lilac leaves for more variety. Has anyone tried ash, elm, or lilac with their millipedes?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Elytra and Antenna

    Elytra and Antenna Arachnoking Old Timer

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    Elm works good. I have used ash and lilac but in very small percentages, but they might work as a primary diet.
     
  3. loading99

    loading99 Arachnopeon

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    does anyone know if banana leaves are safe? i have a banana tree in my back yard
     
  4. Rachel22

    Rachel22 Arachnopeon

    Thanks! I will get some elm baked.
     
  5. Rachel22

    Rachel22 Arachnopeon

    I would guess these are also ok. They are a hardwood and are not toxic. Might be a bit more difficult to chew since they are more fibrous. I have read about millipede composting in which banana leaves were used for the "brown". Are other things eating the leaves outside?
     
  6. loading99

    loading99 Arachnopeon

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    im not sure ill check tomorrow and grab any dead leaves and test em out