- Dec 8, 2006
You'd think that they don't fly as far, but let me assure you they do fly far for their size. Perhaps if you set up a 50+ gallon tank and put a bunch of them in there with some other aquatic inverts as well, it would look pretty interesting.It might be possible to keep damselflies in captivity since they're smaller and don't fly as much or as far as dragonflies, but it would probably still be a challenge. I'd guess that the bluets (like the one in your link) would be one of the easier ones to keep!
I hear flat millipedes tend to do poorly in captivity, unfortunately. Millipedes are illegal to import into the US too :'(If you like blue then you might like to see this. I don't know if they can be kept in captivity though. :[
I do that with praying mantises. Winter their pod (?) over in winter, and when they hatch -- release outside. And then all summer when I see one, I figure it's one of mine and feel insanely proud. lolHonestly I'd probably just elect to do free-range
Most don't. But I do have a population of flat-back millipedes that live in my Dieffenbachia planter. Not technically 'in captivity' I suppose but they do spend almost half the year in my kitchen. I don't usually see them unless the soil gets too dry, then they start wandering.I hear flat millipedes tend to do poorly in captivity, unfortunately. Millipedes are illegal to import into the US too :'(