Can anyone ID these 'pedes for me?

driver

Arachnoknight
Old Timer
Joined
Jun 22, 2007
Messages
299
All very cool looking species that I'mnot sure of their ID's, if I could get some identification, I'll be adding these to my wanted list! Thnx in advance to the experts :clap: ...


 

Greg Pelka

Arachnobaron
Old Timer
Joined
Apr 29, 2005
Messages
525
The 1st specie is a Polydesmida sp :p
2nd have no clue
3rd probably Anadenobolus arboreus

For better ID'ing post those pictures at ATSHQ forum, Dr Shelley could helu you:)
 

gunslinger

Arachnobaron
Old Timer
Joined
Dec 6, 2006
Messages
356
Where did the first two pics come from? I know I've seen pics of a similiar one to the first blue polydesmid coming from Mexico and Central America but thats all I can say. Flat backs for some reason tend to be considerably harder to care for in captivity (although I think they also tend to have shorter life spans as well).
 

millipeter

Arachnoknight
Old Timer
Joined
Sep 8, 2005
Messages
173
Hi,
The flatback belongs to the family Platyrhacidae. Genus/species can only be determined by the gonopods. This family is distributed over the southeastern part of asia and middle/south of america.
The 2nd belongs to the family Harpagophoridae and I saw this pic before and it was taken in Asia, (Malaysia or the Philippines or so).
The last one is as mentioned by Greg a subspecies of A. arboreus (carribean).

I terms of avaibility/keeping: First one is hard to keep. The secretion (cyanid as in all poldesmids) is very powerfull and everything in the tank will die, even the millipede itself.
Of the 2nd excists only a picture and in my opinion can the blue colour be a result of photografing/flashlight. I heard of a blue millipede that was auctioned in Sweden for more than 200,-€ :eek:

A. arboreus is sometimes available in the U.S.
 

driver

Arachnoknight
Old Timer
Joined
Jun 22, 2007
Messages
299
All these pics came from google image searching for new species of 'pedes. I had no clue whatsoever as to what the first could be as I'd never seen anything like that before. The second picture I had the same feeling that it may just be the camer aflash or backlighting shining against a nice shiny black 'pede, as the quality of the picture didn't seem to be too spectacular. The third actually came from the forum here, but I never saw a psitive ID in the thread it was posted in. Is it normal for Anadenobolus arboreus to have a blueish coloring to it, or is this just the particular photo?

I'm really starting to take an interest in colorful exotic millipedes. Any suggestions as to other colorfully makred and readily available (or even not so available) species collectable in north america, canada specifically for me?
 

millipeter

Arachnoknight
Old Timer
Joined
Sep 8, 2005
Messages
173
A. arboreus looks natural on the photo, a blueish grey

Nice species of the U.S. are Narceus americanus, Chicobolus spinigerus and Anadenobolus monilicornis. They both have a quite attractive colour and are easy to keep and breed.
 

driver

Arachnoknight
Old Timer
Joined
Jun 22, 2007
Messages
299
Wow, I like Chicobolus spinigerus and Anadenobolus monilicornis, gonna have to add them to my wanted list :)
 
Top