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Discussion in 'Myriapods' started by Cavedweller, May 21, 2014.
Was thinking of getting some Cooktown red legs. This was really helpful
Wait, so I shouldn't use a heat mat? My house gets pretty cold in the winter, can I use it then? I know they are dangerous if you put them at the bottom of the tank though >w>
is spinach okay as "treats"?
I NEED HELP!!!!! I ACCIDENTALLY DROPPED MY MILLIPEDE!!!!! SHE WAS ON MY HAND AND I WAS OUTSIDE AND SHE FELL OFF ONTO THE CEMENT SHE STARTED LEAKING FLUID FROM THE TOP PART OF HER TAIL AND ALSO HER HEAD HAS A LITTLE FLUID COMING ON TOP AS WELL NOT ALL JUST A TINY BIT! I'M FREAKING OUT IT'S MY FIRST TIME OWNING A MILLIPEDE AND I'M FRANTIC! IS SHE GOING TO BE OKAY? WHAT DOES THE FLUID MEAN. I'VE TRIED LOOKING IT UP BUT NOT A LOT OF INFO POPS UP. HELP PLEASEEE.!!!!!
Thanks for the care sheet it helped keep millipedes alive one died because of Eucalyptus leaves in the terrarium it saved the other one.
Maybe try to stop up the wound with something.
Straight to point
Short sweet and do the point. Awesome
Wait, heat lamps and pads are dangerous? Is there any other way to keep my millipedes warm? Because our room temp is 18*C!
headmats are okay. but place them on the side of the tank. Not under the tank. Millipedes start digging when its to hot. If the heat mat is under the ground they will stay digging while its to hot.
I got a question as well. Why do you recommend feeding only once a week with treats? I do it daily and it seems to work.
I think I can field these questions since they relate to husbandry suggestions in https://www.amazon.com/Millipeds-Captivity-Diplopodan-Husbandry-Reproductive/dp/1616461438
1. Heat mats and lights normally cause point of contact or pinpoint heat radiation resulting in moisture stratification that can harm or kill adults of most species over time and immatures quickly. Use a space heater and pay attention to the placement (height and proximity to vents or cold walls) if your home is 18C/64F. Consider getting a thermometer. There are many different temperatures in a structure that is "18C."
2. Feeding daily will result in mite and other pest problems unless you are fully removing uneaten food every day.
This is a sticky, no point in bumping it ...
A good care sheet but my only complaint is the coconut Fibre. I would never recommend anyone to use it if they enjoy their millipedes being alive. Coconut fibre in my personal experience kills millipedes. I hate the stuff. Especially never keep baby millipedes on it either.