My Spirostreptus sp. 1

mickiem

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IMG_4250.JPG I have 5 of these and they are 4-6" long. I believe they are mature. They are very active and beautiful but they release lots of toxins. I love their green and peach stripes and the triple coils. IMG_4248.JPG
 

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mickiem

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IMG_4300.JPG They are definitely mature! I found several tiny naked eggs scattered about. There are two eggs in this photo, just above George's head. :D
 

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Congratulations! I don't know the measures of the coin, but the eggs seem to be very tiny ^^.
 

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Yes, this is very tiny. You have good eyes or a good magnifier :rofl:.
I'm waiting for pictures of pedelings ^^.
 

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Yes, this is very tiny. You have good eyes or a good magnifier :rofl:.
I'm waiting for pictures of pedelings ^^.
I don't have such good eyes, but they are easy to spot because they are dissimilar to everything else in the enclosure. These are very white, smooth and round. Yesterday I saw a few of the eggs are already protonymphs. I have only had them for two months so I was surprised! And happy :smug:
 

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I would be happy too, I find pedelings in my enclosures :rolleyes:.
Though I am already happy, when my millipedes are fine. Till now it looks like they are fine. I can see them almost every day eating on the surface. It's unbelievable what quantity of leaves and vegetables they can eat :D.
 

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IMG_3060.JPG When I feed my millipedes between 10 p and midnight I generally find activity of some sort. :rolleyes:
 

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Very beautiful. I have been considering this species. When you say they release lots of toxins; do you mean when handled, or do they stink up their tank?
 

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Beautiful species!
I really love the colours.

I'd love to have these one day.
Congrats on the eggs!
 

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Very beautiful. I have been considering this species. When you say they release lots of toxins; do you mean when handled, or do they stink up their tank?
They have to be provoked somehow. If I am in their enclosure too long moving things or adding substrate or If I handle them they will secrete. There is an acrid smell when they secrete.

My pedelings are only a few months old. When they start getting big enough to handle I am going to try to handle them and let them crawl over my hands. I'm not sure if that will help, but it can't hurt. I think the adults are secreting a little less as they get use to me.

I have never known them to secrete unless I am moving substrate or handling them.
 

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Thanks for the explanation. That would be interesting to find out if they become less skittish through early handling. Certainly worth doing.
We are having a plague of the little native black ones at the minute. 20 -30 in the bath every morning. Thousands inside the garage. There is a sudden acrid stink every time you open a door because they are clustered inside the door jams. I even managed to brush my teeth with a small one nestled in the bristles of my toothbrush. Not advised!
 

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Thanks for the explanation. That would be interesting to find out if they become less skittish through early handling. Certainly worth doing.
We are having a plague of the little native black ones at the minute. 20 -30 in the bath every morning. Thousands inside the garage. There is a sudden acrid stink every time you open a door because they are clustered inside the door jams. I even managed to brush my teeth with a small one nestled in the bristles of my toothbrush. Not advised!
Yikes! I can't imagine that many millipedes.

I PROMISE I won't try to brush my teeth with one!!!
 

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Nice 'pedes! I've wanted this sp. for a while but too reluctant to spend money.

A good size, nice color, and from what I've heard from BIC they are very hardy and prolific. Any plings yet?
 
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