Would a Waterbowl or Wateterfall be Safe?

ArtisticAardwolf

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Is there a risk of drowning if you give your millies access to a water dish? Are there ways to make it safe? What about a small decorative waterfall?
 

Arthroverts

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Short answer: water bowl yes, water fall maybe.

Water bowls are routinely used by many millipede keepers, and some species are known to spend hours drinking from it; it is not completely necessary however if you occasionally flood a corner of the substrate.
Water falls I have not seen in use with millipedes before, but one would probably have difficulty in securing it to prevent the drowning of at the very least small specimens.

Hope this helps,

Arthroverts
 

ReignofInvertebrates

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They can definitely drown. I wouldn't recommend a water fall unless you have a big colony and wouldn't mind a casualty or two.
 
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