millipede molt?

arachnophile223

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i've been told that when a millipede molts it will bury itself for a long period of time. i have a 'pede that has only been underground for a week or so. the reason i know he hasn't come out is because there are no 'nibble marks' on his food source. my question is: is this a likely molt? or is it just normal behavior?
 

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They can stay underground for many weeks without molting. If they're on top most of the time it's usually because they're unhappy or hungry. It also depends a lot on the species.
 

arachnophile223

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yeah i've only had him for a couple of months and he usually buries himself every day but almost always comes out at night! he hasn't for the last few days though...it's a juvi A. gigas by the way
 
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