Set up advice

Jerry

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Haven't used these before just wondering about ventilation lid fits tight but not air tight drill holes in sides in the lid both none ? IMG_20170205_140057400.jpg
 

Jerry

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It's for my millipedes figured it would give a couple 3 inch's sub and 1 1/2 inch's on top for surface
 

SlugPod

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How long are the millipedes?

If it's a longer species you will probably want something deeper.
A good rule of thumb is to do as much substrate to millipede length.
So a 3 inch species should have at least 3 inches of substrate.

You don't necessarily need holes if you open the container every couple days.
I have both tubs with and without holes. I just make sure to pop the lid open on the one with no holes every other day and it does fine.
So it doesn't really matter either way.
If you do decide to do holes, just make sure they're small or in the lid so the millipedes can't manage to climb out!
 

Jerry

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Yea I'm going to leave my bigger species in the ten gallon aquarium for now just rehousing the smaller ones
 

SlugPod

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Sounds good!
You can get larger tubs (I assume you know) if you wanted to put your larger species in tubs as well.
Target normally has large tubs for a good price. Walmart too!
 

Jerry

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Yea I got the ones in the pic above at Walmart for 94 cents
 

SlugPod

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Awesome! Walmart is a great place to buy tubs for a great price.
I need to get more sometime too :happy:
 

mickiem

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If those are Sterlite boxes, I have found them to be very brittle and often crack when I drill. Like SlugPod said, you really don't need holes in these. I like Hefty High Rise boxes the best. They drill cleanly and are roomy. The most common size I use are the 32 qt., which is 17LX12WX14H. Have fun!
 

Jerry

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I thought drilling might be tuff so I just heated up a nail and pushed some holes in the lid worked good I'll keep that in mind for next time I'm going g to need some deeper ones for the larger sp
 

RTTB

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I do the heated nail method on all my plastic enclosures requiring ventilation:
 
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