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My millipede collection

Discussion in 'Myriapods' started by Marika, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. mickiem

    mickiem Arachnoprince Active Member

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    Thank you for reposting! I have tried to look at your species 8 a few times (just to drool) and came up empty. So glad to see them again. They are without a doubt the loveliest millipede I'll never have.
     
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  2. Marika

    Marika Arachnobaron

    Yep, that's correct. What made you interested in learning Finnish?
    They were sold as Tanzanian black yellow legs, so I don't know the scientific name. I prefer to use scientific names if possible. A hobbyist on another forum thought she could have been Doratogonus stephensi, but it's hard to find enough information to know for sure.
    I like the narrow eyes :)
     
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  3. Marika

    Marika Arachnobaron

    More old pics.

    Arthrosphaera cf. brandtii
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    Dendrostreptus macracanthus
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  4. keks

    keks Arachnobaron Active Member

    Thank you for sharing your "lost" pics again, they are beautiful ^^. Spirostreptidae sp. 8 are gorgeous :joyful:.
     
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  5. Marika

    Marika Arachnobaron

    Aphistogoniulus hova
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    Centrobolus sp.
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    Spirobolus walkeri
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  6. Marika

    Marika Arachnobaron

    Archispirostreptus gigas
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    Spirostreptus gregorius
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    Anastreptus sp.
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    Chicobolus spinigerus
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  7. LawnShrimp

    LawnShrimp Arachnoangel Active Member

    What are S. walkeri like, care-wise? The Millipeden site says they are easy to raise, but that there are two varieties, one with yellow/gold stripes and one with orange to red stripes, which is much larger. I believe you have the latter type. I have seen a picture of the orange morph from Nanjing and know that the yellow morph is very common in Beijing. Both are some of the nicest looking millipedes around, and if I ever see one for sale I will definitely get it.

    Incidentally, have your pair laid eggs yet?
     
  8. VolkswagenBug

    VolkswagenBug Arachnoknight

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    That Anastreptus is absolutely amazing.
    I quite like Sweden and am thinking of moving there eventually, and knowing Finnish or at least a bit of it would probably be a helpful asset.
     
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  9. 7Fin

    7Fin Arachnoknight Active Member

    I think we can all agree that Marika's collection is what we should aspire to in life.
     
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  10. VolkswagenBug

    VolkswagenBug Arachnoknight

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    Truly worthy of being a life's goal. Unfortunately, most of these species are unavailable in the US. This is partially why I want to move to Europe.
     
  11. Marika

    Marika Arachnobaron

    Just basic millipede husbandry. Temps are 20-25C. They mostly eat leaves and don't really seem to care about supplemental food. I've had them for 2 years, both of them molted during the first year...I've seen them mating, but unfortunately no pedelings yet.
     
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  12. Marika

    Marika Arachnobaron

    Haha, I don't really have a huge collection anymore :p This is what I currently have (as far as I know):

    lots of Anadenobolus monilicornis
    1.2 Aphistogoniulus hova (juveniles)
    1.0 Archispirostreptus gigas (juvenile)
    0.1 Cameroon fat black
    0.1 Cameroon giant (juvenile)
    1.1 Cameroon grey/cream stripe
    lots of Centrobolus splendidus
    lots of Chicobolus spinigerus
    1.0 Dendrostreptus macracanthus
    0.2 Mozambique caramel
    1.1 Spirobolus walkeri
    1.5 Spirostreptidae sp. 8
    0.1 Spirostreptus gregorius
     
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  13. VolkswagenBug

    VolkswagenBug Arachnoknight

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    You might not have a huge collection, but you have a bunch of amazing species! I think the only one we can regularly get in the US out of those is C. spinigerus (which is still awesome). A. gigas is sometimes available at Cape Cod Roaches and Ward's Science, but they're always really expensive.
     
  14. keks

    keks Arachnobaron Active Member

    Archispirostreptus gigas are here more expensive than other millipedes, too.
     
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  15. Marika

    Marika Arachnobaron

    Just measured my largest Spirostreptidae sp. 8, she's about 24 cm, aw. Such a pretty girl.

    Aaand more old pics.

    Ophistreptus guineensis
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    Colossobolus giganteus
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    Cameroon giant
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    This is her when I got her:
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    Cameroon fat black
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  16. Marika

    Marika Arachnobaron

    Centrobolus splendidus
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    Anadenobolus monilicornis
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  17. keks

    keks Arachnobaron Active Member

    Congratulation to your giant Spirostreptidae sp 8, that's really a big one^^.
    Great millipedes do/did you have.
     
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  18. VolkswagenBug

    VolkswagenBug Arachnoknight

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  19. mickiem

    mickiem Arachnoprince Active Member

    You never cease to brighten my day with your beautiful millipede photos! And you made me drool....
     
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  20. Marika

    Marika Arachnobaron

    Thank you, glad you like them :)
     
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