- Jul 11, 2014
Could a scolopendra polymorpha or some species of smaller millipedes live in that enclosure?
Small millipedes, yes. I currently keep scarlet and bumblebee millipedes in a 6-quart tub...they are thriving and breeding in it.Could a scolopendra polymorpha or some species of smaller millipedes live in that enclosure?
If you use cocofiber as a base, add plenty of dry hardwood leaves (I typically use oak and maple) and some wood (oak, maple, aspen shavings). Springtails go very well with millipedes, but isopods have been known to attack molting millies. Any millipede not exceeding about 4 inches should do well, if not overcrowded: scarlets, bumblebees, ivories, and flamelegs are all species that could work. Others are certainly possible.I was planning to keep them on a substrate of cocofiber. Now would isopods and springtails be able to coexist with them? And also, what small millipedes would work for that size?
Both the springtails and the vents will certainly help fight mold, but you will still need to follow best practices (such as removing fruit before/as soon as it shows signs of molding.)Okay now would mold not be a concern if there are springtails in the container along with vents in the box?
Flamelegs are a great choice...the first species I started with by the way. As I am sure you know, they aren't huge, but they are a decent size, beautifully colored and quite easy to breed. I started with 11, now I have more, even though most of the originals have passed on, and I've sold some as well.I was thinking of 3 species of millipedes of harems. I was thinking of flamelegs.