Breeding Narceus Species


Active Member
Oct 27, 2020
In the endless wait for USDA\APHIS to confirm that I am, in fact, myself, I've been focusing some of my time on breeding US millipede species. After rapid success with Anadenobolus monilcornis and a local species of Polydesmid (I think I got babies? So hard to tell since they're so dang small), I've turned my focus towards the Narceus gordanus and Narceus americanus that I raised and have recently seen mature. After playing around with moisture levels I found that not only did higher moisture raise my gordos from the depths of their substrate, but it allowed me to catch them breeding ON THE SURFACE. I was understandably surprised given the fossorial nature of this species but simultaneously thrilled. After confirming what I was witnessing, I gave them their privacy, and they burrowed down two days later. I now turn my hopes to the American Giants...
Would love to hear others experiences with breeding these species, as I am very much still figuring out the best approach. I know they are quite prolific compared to many others, but would still love advice and anecdotes! (I am way, WAY too scientific in all my invert breeding :rofl:). Thanks for reading!


Active Member
Mar 25, 2018
For gordanus tons of rotting wood for egg capsules and americanus you can keep the same. Some differences gordanus only lay eggs during a certain period each year while americanus can lay multiple times a year.