- Mar 14, 2016
Hello! I keep several species of cylindrical millipedes currently, and I would like to attempt to keep some flat species, specifically Brachcybe sp. (feather millipedes), and Motyxia sp. (bioluminescent millipedes). I personally find them very interesting, but I am unsure of their care requirements. What is an ideal substrate? I have heard of people keeping them almost exclusively on decaying wood, with a shallow layer of another substrate to keep the humidity up. How much ventilation (moisture) do they need? Has anyone successfully bred these species? I have also heard that Motyxia are near impossible to ship due their toxic secretions. Is this true? Sorry for the bombardment of questions. Thank you!