- Jul 11, 2014
This is the box I keep them in. It's about 36x15x18. That's the standard pencil in front I believe the brand is Zoo Med on the side heater and I'll keep that on unless my room temperature is well over 72° I can't say whether or not they will breed in 5 gallons. This is what I use and it works. Maybe someone else will comment whether or not they have had luck breeding in smaller containers. I use predominately oak leaves from several different species of trees. I also add maple, beech, walnut, viburnum, etc. whatever I come across. Just steer clear of resinous woods like pine. This is their breeding set up.Okay... would any hardwood leaves work for them? And do they breed in five gallons? I'm going to make the soil depth more deeper. Do yours breed in your setup? Photos?
This mama is 10 1/2 inches long when she's uncoiled. The babies in the photo are probably two months old. After the egg hatches it goes into a Protonymph stage, then it goes to a small larvae with just a few legs and eyes but it moves quickly into one that looks like this. This might be after one molt. The protonymph and next stage they are fat white comma looking things. The difference is the protonymph does not have eyes or legs. Looks more like a croissant than a comma. Orin McMonigle wrote a great book with lots of breeding info. I bought both his milliped books on Amazon. Highly recommended if you are serious about this! My oldest AGB pedelings are 7-8 months old and maybe an inch or so long.Okay... would any hardwood leaves work for them? And do they breed in five gallons? I'm going to make the soil depth more deeper. Do yours breed in your setup? Photos?