Harpaphe haydeniana

Chilobrachys

Arachnoknight
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Could anyone who has had some experience with this species tell me a little bit about them? What they eat, housing, breeding. I did a google search and wasn't really able to find any good information. I went to Tennessee a couple months ago and these little guys were everywhere, they almost look tropical.
 

zonbonzovi

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H. haydeniana is a west coaster. I'll bet what you found was Sigmoria or another "flat millipede" that is similar. Any pics?

I've kept a number of H. haydeniana for a couple of years now & die-off of adults is 100% this time of year, even when kept in cool, moist conditions. This time around I'm maintaining the enclosure sans 'pedes to see if babies will be produced. I consistently find them locally in mixed cedar/maple stands.
 

Chilobrachys

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Here is the one I'm talking about, they were everywhere.

Here is a couple others I found in the same area, if you would like to ID them


 

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1 Apheloria virginiensis
2 Abacion sp?
3 something in order Polydesmida
4 ditto

I find the Abacion sp. strangely appealing:?
 

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Is #1 difficult to keep alive in captivity, I would like to collect some the next time I go down there.
 
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