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Ratmosphere

Arachnoking
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Meet Marissa, the African giant millipede. I finally got one! Excited for the journey. I apologize for the horrible picture, more will come soon!

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mickiem

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She is beautiful! I am so glad you took the plunge. You will love her. :wideyed:
 

Ratmosphere

Arachnoking
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Here is a way better picture that shows her size. Feeling all of her legs crawl up my arm was definitely a weird feeling. I got home from work, put on a glove, and then picked her up. Immediately she started to defecate and curled up. I let her be for about 30 minutes. I touched her again and she started to curl up but not all of the way. I gave her ten minutes and then pet her long body. She didn't curl up at this point. When I handled her there was no yellow fluid left behind! Pretty hyped.

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All About Arthropods

Arachnoknight
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Wow! I get amazed whenever I see a picture of an A.gigas compared to someone's hand or even arm! Glad that its getting used to handling already, hope it does well for you!
 

mickiem

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She's nice sized! Careful she doesn't fall, that's almost always a death sentence. I try to never hold mine too far from above something soft enough it wouldn't hurt them if they lose their grip. She is beautiful!
 
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