ideal millipede enclosures?

snappleWhiteTea

Arachnoangel
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can i see some of you millipede enclosures? i started a thread like this for centipedes and i got a lot from it, today i found 8 Sonoran millipedes (haven't look up sp. name yet) super smelly creatures btw.
so whats important,
depth?
surface area?
 

Fyreflye

Arachnoknight
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My milli enclosures are very basic. A KK with soil (i used sphagnum mixed with a little terrarium moss), and some plastic fish tank decor. The millis stay submerged except for feeding times, so decor is only for my own benefit. :) With millis, the length of the container is more important than the depth of it- it's recommended that they have at LEAST twice their body length in floor space. I haven't been keeping pedes for very long (less than a year), so i don't know a LOT about them, just the basic stuff.
 

Jürgen

Arachnoknight
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Hello!

Take a fish tank. Size = the pede you will keep.
Give soil (from the forest it will be the best) in the tank,
would say around 10 cm high.
Mix some rotten wood and old letters from trees into the soil.
So you can take normaly Corkbanks, moss from the forest and
take a layer of letters from trees over the soil.

You can feed them with all fruits and vegetable.
from time to time you can feed some meat.

I have a picture from an old tank of mine but i dont find it now..i will search and post it soon.

regards
Jürgen
 
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