My Telodeinopus aoutii (Olive, Stripeleg)

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IMG_4209.JPG IMG_4211.JPG IMG_4218.JPG These are some of my favorites! They have extremely long, striped legs. They are thin but get up to 7". At 1 year old mine are 3 1/2 - 4" long.
 

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Lovely millipede! Some popped up for sale over here, how big do they get? Are they easy to care for? They look aboreal...
 

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Lovely millipede! Some popped up for sale over here, how big do they get? Are they easy to care for? They look aboreal...
They get fairly long; 19 cm but a skinny species. Super long legs and definitely arboreal. Mine are about 5" and 2+ years old and stay under more than above. Their legs are beautiful. Most people I have talked to say they spend more of their adult life on the surface and climbing.
 

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I had to share this photo. The stripes on her legs show up so well here! IMG_3511.JPG
 

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This is a cool millipede. Have you any experience with its defensive secretion? I read that they are very fast with secretion which has a stronger venom, too? They were in my shopping basket, but I put it out again.
 

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This is a cool millipede. Have you any experience with its defensive secretion? I read that they are very fast with secretion which has a stronger venom, too? They were in my shopping basket, but I put it out again.
I was worried about that because I had read it, too. But I don't think they have ever secreted. They are pretty laid back. They stay under a lot for an arboreal but I keep thinking as they mature they might stay top side more. My Spirostreptus species 1 are heavy secreters. N. gordanus are also pretty bad. Philippine Blues are heavy secreters. My N. americanus are ok except for one rascal. Maybe I just have the three most calm stripelegs on the planet? Anyway, that's my experience.
 

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Thank you, I consider again to buy them in the future ^^.
 

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Where do you purchase your millipedes at?
Anywhere I see something I don't have! I constantly keep an eye out for certain species. If it is somethin uncommon or rare in the hobby, I don't wait to place an order. I have missed a few things with regrets. BIC is a reputable dealer and frequently gets something new. The Classifieds here on AB are good to watch (although it's like watching water boil). I try to go to the local expos/ reptile shows but we don't have any good Millipede dealers in SW Ohio (that I have met). I have never bought from Ken the Bug Guy or Swift Invertebrates but I hear they are both good.

Are you looking for something in particular?
 

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Anywhere I see something I don't have! I constantly keep an eye out for certain species. If it is somethin uncommon or rare in the hobby, I don't wait to place an order. I have missed a few things with regrets. BIC is a reputable dealer and frequently gets something new. The Classifieds here on AB are good to watch (although it's like watching water boil). I try to go to the local expos/ reptile shows but we don't have any good Millipede dealers in SW Ohio (that I have met). I have never bought from Ken the Bug Guy or Swift Invertebrates but I hear they are both good.

Are you looking for something in particular?
Hmm, nothing in particular. Just wondering if there was a site where they don't have the 30 dollar next day delivery. I have bought from insectsales.com and I think they send good pedes with the enclosure but the selection is just so small.
 

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Hmm, nothing in particular. Just wondering if there was a site where they don't have the 30 dollar next day delivery. I have bought from insectsales.com and I think they send good pedes with the enclosure but the selection is just so small.
It would be very hard to avoid the cost of shipping. Unless the weather is perfect night and day and the cargo handlers are gentle, I think 2-3+ days in a box would be the demise of most millipedes. I'm not trying to be discouraging, that's just what it costs. A lot of dealers don't even charge the full cost of shipping. There is a forum here in AB that lists local Reptile Expos. You could ask for your area there and maybe find some local people with whom to deal. No good news there! Sorry
 

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Wow, that is a cool millipede! These are the first specimens I've ever heard of in the U.S. and I really must find a way to get them! I've never owned a Spirostreptid before and I would like something larger than N. americanus. Is T. aoutii a good choice or too expensive? Where did you get yours? (Unless you don't want to say...)
 

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Wow, that is a cool millipede! These are the first specimens I've ever heard of in the U.S. and I really must find a way to get them! I've never owned a Spirostreptid before and I would like something larger than N. americanus. Is T. aoutii a good choice or too expensive? Where did you get yours? (Unless you don't want to say...)
I paid $45 each about a year and a half ago. I'll pm you.
 

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@mickiem You're killing me!!!:bigtears::rofl:
Yep - you've got it bad! I was going to mention Sp. 1 legs on Dave's photo, but I resisted, knowing they are an active temptation for you! But now you're making it fun. :happy: But it happened to me today, too when someone talked about their Mozambique Fires. One of my (many) Achilles heels!
 
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