Chicobolus Color Morphs?

mickiem

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I have about 30 Ivory millipedes in an enclosure. There are lots of different shades and some are pretty contrasting. I have some whose ivory stripes are a very bright white. I also have some whose ivory areas are pinkish. This photo shows one who has the regular ivory and black stripes and a red flush between stripes as well. Is it normal to have varied colors between molts or should I isolate them and see if it passes to offspring? It is a bright cherry red and consistent between stripes. There is a young male who also has a flush of cherry. Thanks in advance for your thoughts. ivory morph.JPG
 

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It's possible to isolate this color morph, I know there is a dark, so called "Ebony" morph of this species in the hobby. Isolate them and see what happens! :)
 

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I had one female who had purple stripes, she was really beautiful. I also love those white legs, the ones I have now have dark legs.


 

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It's possible to isolate this color morph, I know there is a dark, so called "Ebony" morph of this species in the hobby. Isolate them and see what happens! :)
After I posted this, I went ahead and set up 2 more enclosures to isolate them. The length of time to see results is crazy. I'm so new at this, I don't know what is normal. But it's no more trouble to maintain a few extra boxes. Adds interest to my life. I have the Ebony as well. This millipede is great - it is friendly, stays mostly above, active in the day, hardy, etc. etc. would be good to develop new colors. I'm all in.
 

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I had one female who had purple stripes, she was really beautiful. I also love those white legs, the ones I have now have dark legs.


Have yours kept that color through molts? The other Ivorys I have from the same source (wild collected) have black legs. I'm excited to see what happens.
 

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It's possible to isolate this color morph, I know there is a dark, so called "Ebony" morph of this species in the hobby. Isolate them and see what happens! :)
The ebony are from a wild population and all the adults are black. However, the immatures have stripes when they're an inch or two.
 

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Have yours kept that color through molts? The other Ivorys I have from the same source (wild collected) have black legs. I'm excited to see what happens.
I only had her for six months (she died), it would have been great to start a breeding project like yours. I have lots of pedelings and it's interesting to see if there's any variation in color. The parents are "regular" looking.
 

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The ebony are from a wild population and all the adults are black. However, the immatures have stripes when they're an inch or two.
I got mine as subadults a few months ago. They are still striped but black stripes are wider now. @Elytra and Antenna - what do you think about the other color morphs? It seems a lot of people have the red flushed Ivories; is it something to pursue? Do you know if it relates to any geographical area?
 

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I only had her for six months (she died), it would have been great to start a breeding project like yours. I have lots of pedelings and it's interesting to see if there's any variation in color. The parents are "regular" looking.[/QUOTE
Yes - purple would be awesome!
 

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I got mine as subadults a few months ago. They are still striped but black stripes are wider now. @Elytra and Antenna - what do you think about the other color morphs? It seems a lot of people have the red flushed Ivories; is it something to pursue? Do you know if it relates to any geographical area?
There is a bit of variation in the normal color form. It would be difficult to isolate even if it were something truly unusual.
 
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