Thai rainbows?

MesiTheMillipede

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So when I first got into millipedes I purchased a Thai rainbow millipede called Mali - he fortunately passed away...

I've been searching and searching for Thai rainbows ever since and got sold some from a local store...

Are they just juveniles or are they not Thai rainbows?
I'll upload photos of both - the more colourful one was Mali :)

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mickiem

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Are you in the US? Mali isn't one of the Thai Rainbows (apeuthes) that we usually see here.

My guess is no;but i've never seen the other Thai rainbow develop (Tonkinbolus)
 

kermitdsk

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Mali was defentely a Tonkinbolus dollfusi. Not sure about the other one... How big is it?
 

MesiTheMillipede

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The other guys are around 7 - 9cms at an estimate? The male is a lot smaller however at around 5cms approximately! I also think they're currently mating (sorry for the terrible photo quality) but can anyone confirm this?
Just looking on Google - it looks like Mali was definitely Thai Rainbow, but these guys look like Tonkinbolus caudulanus? Do they have a common name such as Thai Rainbow?
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