Ball millipede

CHLee

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Some of the pill millipedes that I have, the Rhopalomeris actually do pretty well in captivity, the other species I have feed on the food provided but I have yet to see babies.

Rhopalomeris carnifex 7B8E964B-0807-47E7-A2A7-1A367445ACF3.jpeg
Zephroniidae “Gold”
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Zephroniidae “borneo Tiger” E5B92911-F20A-435D-BBCC-C1B816B86EF7.jpeg B620CEAE-3A52-4C71-8BB8-FE9F51D49505.jpeg
Rhopalomeris sp.
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Liquifin

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Nice colors and awesome millipedes you got there. :)
 

Aquarimax

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Some of the pill millipedes that I have, the Rhopalomeris actually do pretty well in captivity, the other species I have feed on the food provided but I have yet to see babies.

Rhopalomeris carnifex View attachment 267996
Zephroniidae “Gold”
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Zephroniidae “borneo Tiger” View attachment 267998 View attachment 267997
Rhopalomeris sp.
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Fantastic! So the Rhopalomeris are breeding for you? Did you collect the original stock locally?
 

CHLee

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Fantastic! So the Rhopalomeris are breeding for you? Did you collect the original stock locally?
Yes the Rhopalomeris do breed in captivity and grow, unlike some zephronia that lay eggs but the babies fail to grow and develop
 

PidderPeets

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Jeez, I love them all so much. Some day I'll managed to get my hands on some. Some day.:embarrassed:
 

CHLee

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Whats your setup for the Rhopalomeris, substrate, temp, humidity, etc?
Substrate is my own DIY blend, I make it from scratch from fresh sawdust, won’t be disclosing the ingredients, layer of leaf litter on the top, temps around 24-26c, no clue about humidity but substrate is always moist to the touch.
 

Mpaul213

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Substrate is my own DIY blend, I make it from scratch from fresh sawdust, won’t be disclosing the ingredients, layer of leaf litter on the top, temps around 24-26c, no clue about humidity but substrate is always moist to the touch.
Thanks
 

dragonfire1577

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Fantastic that the smaller guys are breeding, now we gotta get the bigger sp. like Zephronia figured out!
 

dragonfire1577

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Any idea if the eggs may require something with their temperatures? Like a nightly drop if the species is from cloud forests or such, I know temperature can greatly impact embryo development.
 

CHLee

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Any idea if the eggs may require something with their temperatures? Like a nightly drop if the species is from cloud forests or such, I know temperature can greatly impact embryo development.
They’re not from cloud forests
 

CHLee

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Hey I know this is an old thread, but any developments @CHLee?
What sort of developments? So far only the Rhopalomeris will breed, the “gold” will survive. The other two species last about 6 months and kick it, even with noticeable feeding and defecating.
 

ThemantismanofPA

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I was referring to the other two. Sad they cant live for longer.
 
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