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My Archispirostreptus gigas AGB

Discussion in 'Myriapods' started by mickiem, Sep 9, 2017.

  1. mickiem

    mickiem Arachnoprince

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    IMG_3400.JPG I have had my AGBs for a couple of years. I had two females and one male. The male died last January and the females have continued to lay viable eggs. I hadn't seen new eggs since June, so I thought they were done. But alas! I found lots of new eggs today and a few protonymphs. How long can they do this?

    I love these animals.
     
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  2. mickiem

    mickiem Arachnoprince

    Two females Their legs are almost as beautiful as T aoutii IMG_3406.JPG
     
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  3. AmberReptiles

    AmberReptiles Arachnopeon

    I don't have an answer for you but that is certainly interesting! I'm curious how long they can keep producing viable eggs. How many protonymphs do you have now (roughly)?
     
  4. mickiem

    mickiem Arachnoprince

    I didn't search through all the substrate but I saw about 30 eggs and 3 protonymphs. I just looked at the top few inches of a corner of their enclosure and saw a few eggs at the other end. Probably over 100.

    I'm getting 2 new pairs of adults in a few weeks. I was going to keep them all together but now I'm going to keep them separate to see how long this can go on!
     
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  5. mickiem

    mickiem Arachnoprince

    It was a big pile of babies but most went under. I removed a piece of mango from yesterday and there were about 60 underneath it. 45427ECE-39FC-4564-AC90-5FF810336EF0.jpeg
     
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  6. desmess3000

    desmess3000 Arachnopeon

    That is awesome!
    I love this millipede can't wait to start a colony of my own...keeping um strong and healthy in the us :)
     
  7. Sadie11

    Sadie11 Arachnosquire

    I love my two new babies and can't wait to get more!!
     
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  8. mickiem

    mickiem Arachnoprince

    So glad you are finally getting time to enjoy them! Been thinking about you. :hurting:
     
  9. Sadie11

    Sadie11 Arachnosquire

    Aww, thank you. They are so much fun to watch! They have as much personality as my ivories. :smuggrin:
     
  10. The Odd Pet

    The Odd Pet Arachnosquire Active Member

    That's awesome. I can't wait for mine to lay some eggs. My substrate is a foot deep so I may already have eggs and or babies.
     
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