Michigan Millipede id?

Jack Blachura

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Hey, this doesnt look like any of the native Mi species, and it seems too large to end up being a flat backed millipede or a centipede? Anybody know what these are? They have very shiny brilliant gold bands on them, pics dont do it justice.
 

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Augusta97

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It's probably a julid millipede. Unfortunately there's not usually a ton of info about them (in my area at least), but I guess that's just the breaks when they're so much smaller than most of the hobby species.

Here's a link that has a similar looking pede listed as cylindroiulus as well as a couple other fairly close matches.

 

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Another question, did you collect them or was it just one?
 

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Nice find. I too am in Michigan but I hardly ever find anything other than those tiny all black ones (which I believe are some sort of Julidae sp. as well).
 

Jack Blachura

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Another question, did you collect them or was it just one?
I managed to find two of them, but they don't seem to like the transfer to tub life, or are just shy. after a bit though, It does look like one has burrowed!
 

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Wowww, I'm really in love with this species. I'm starting to see the gold banding as I look closer.
 

Jack Blachura

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Its really hard to get a good pic of it, but in person they are really really beautiful. My newest project :smug: (if they don't get upset and die on me instantly lol.)
 

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Seeing that they're a round species (although there are some exceptions), they should breed and keep well in captivity
 
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