Ordered First Millipede! Care to Help?

Ghost56

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I didn't even know such a thing existed :wideyed:

Anddd.... added to the neverending shopping list :D That is if they can be had here lol.
 

ErinM31

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I didn't even know such a thing existed :wideyed:

Anddd.... added to the neverending shopping list :D That is if they can be had here lol.
Sadly, the U.S. no longer allows millipedes to be imported. :sour:
 

ErinM31

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Why is that?

By the way, these babies love veggie fish food:

Because intrusive meddling politicians are always passing laws about things they know not about and/or fail to accomplish the stated objective. Don't get me started on the madness! :depressed:

Those pedelings are looking gorgeous! It's amazing how fast they've grown! :)
 

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Because intrusive meddling politicians are always passing laws about things they know not about and/or fail to accomplish the stated objective. Don't get me started on the madness! :depressed:

Those pedelings are looking gorgeous! It's amazing how fast they've grown! :)
I am for smart regulations but I need to understand the reason behind it. I am sure somebody came up with something for this one, I wonder what...

The pedelings are super interesting as I have a wide variety of size. I still see very tiny ones coming out so I don't fully understand the dynamics here... o_O
 

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I am for smart regulations but I need to understand the reason behind it. I am sure somebody came up with something for this one, I wonder what...
Heh, you give our politicians too much credit, I think! :p In any case, a quick Google search did not reveal anything.

The pedelings are super interesting as I have a wide variety of size. I still see very tiny ones coming out so I don't fully understand the dynamics here... o_O
Many millipedes lay their eggs over a period of time instead of all at once. Congrats on all the pedelings! :D
 

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Horrible iphone photo in the dark with flash reflection everywhere but some of these are approaching adulthood. I need to design a larger terrarium soon if they go exponential on me:

 

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Horrible iphone photo in the dark with flash reflection everywhere but some of these are approaching adulthood. I need to design a larger terrarium soon if they go exponential on me:

Congratulations! They are such striking beautiful millipedes! Hehe, yes, you will probably need to set up a larger terrarium and/or sell some of them. :angelic:
 

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Horrible iphone photo in the dark with flash reflection everywhere but some of these are approaching adulthood. I need to design a larger terrarium soon if they go exponential on me:

God they are beautiful, someone needs to get these into the US asap, they are beautiful! :D
 

ErinM31

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I have so many in my hand now! I wish I could sex them and sell in pairs...




Are you familiar with sexing millipedes? The males will be missing a pair of legs on ~7th segment as they are replaced by gonopods. In my experience, Polydesmidan millipedes are the easiest to sex because their legs are so much more spaced apart. :) That millipede at the bottom of the above photo looks like it could be a male (or that may just be the illusion of a space caused by how the legs are positioned). If it helps, here is a photo that I took of a male Eurymerodesmus melacis (sorry about the quality -- it's a small millipede and my iPhone had difficulty focusing):

It's head is at the bottom. After the first few segments which have one pair of legs each, the diploid segments begin, but then you reach a segment which has only one pair of legs as the anterior pair has been replaced by what look like two circular bumps in this photo.
 

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Are you familiar with sexing millipedes? The males will be missing a pair of legs on ~7th segment as they are replaced by gonopods. In my experience, Polydesmidan millipedes are the easiest to sex because their legs are so much more spaced apart. :) That millipede at the bottom of the above photo looks like it could be a male (or that may just be the illusion of a space caused by how the legs are positioned). If it helps, here is a photo that I took of a male Eurymerodesmus melacis (sorry about the quality -- it's a small millipede and my iPhone had difficulty focusing):

It's head is at the bottom. After the first few segments which have one pair of legs each, the diploid segments begin, but then you reach a segment which has only one pair of legs as the anterior pair has been replaced by what look like two circular bumps in this photo.
Thanks a lot for the info. Maybe I will try if I can find some time...
 
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