Dutch millipede species ID

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IMG_1456.JPG IMG_1465.JPG Hello everyone, i went out for a walk last sunday, and i was lucky i still had a spare small plastic container with me because i found 2 very small millipedes all huddled up in between an ant colony. Ofcourse i took them both out of there immediatly. I'm now caring for them, and giving them (from what i know) the food they need. Only i would like to know what species they are specifically, just to be sure, and of course all tips on them are welcome!
EDIT: when i know enough, i think i'll make a journal on them
 

Marika

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View attachment 231046 View attachment 231045 Hello everyone, i went out for a walk last sunday, and i was lucky i still had a spare small plastic container with me because i found 2 very small millipedes all huddled up in between an ant colony. Ofcourse i took them both out of there immediatly. I'm now caring for them, and giving them (from what i know) the food they need. Only i would like to know what species they are specifically, just to be sure, and of course all tips on them are welcome!
EDIT: when i know enough, i think i'll make a journal on them
Don't know for sure, but they could be Blaniulus guttulatus.
 

Bunyan van Asten

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After even closer inspection, they do turn out to be blaniulua guttulatus, thanks for the help! I only have one more question, do you know anything about how i should make thier enclosure look like? I mean things like rocks, how humid it should be, what plants i should use and such.
 

Marika

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I have never kept this species, but I would probably try keeping them the same way I do my other pedes. So moist substrate with decaying hardwood leaves and wood, that's the most important thing. And maybe some leaf litter on top as well and a piece of bark or rotting wood if they want to hide under it. I read that they can be agricultural pests and eat potatoes, sugar beets, squash etc.
 

Bunyan van Asten

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I have never kept this species, but I would probably try keeping them the same way I do my other pedes. So moist substrate with decaying hardwood leaves and wood, that's the most important thing. And maybe some leaf litter on top as well and a piece of bark or rotting wood if they want to hide under it. I read that they can be agricultural pests and eat potatoes, sugar beets, squash etc.
thanks, but i found them on the edge of our city, so i don't know how they got there.
 
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