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 Thinking about getting a centipede or milipede

I have a 55 gallon tank sitting in my room... doin nothing.... i was thinking about getting some bugs to put in it... so i wanted to know how many and of what i could put in it... can be something that breeds like crazy or something that doesnt... thanks!



03/15/07  11:33pm

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  Message To: Rebecca Wright   In reference to Message Id: 1210729


 Thinking about getting a centipede or milipede

Well, with a few special exceptions centipedes do not do well with more than one to a container. I think you could set up a very nice colony of millipedes in a large tank like that. i would look into the classic African Giant Black millipede, A. gigas

if you wanted to do giant centipedes (typically what is kept as pets) you would probably be limited to finding Scolopendra subspinipes mutilans. these probably have a fairy impressive bite though, so you might want to think about that. this species, when available, comes from farmed stock used in traditional chinese medicine and has basically been bred over hundreds of years to be communal. they look pretty sharp and are available in a couple color morphs (mainly differing in leg color)



03/21/07  11:05am

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Rebecca Wright
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  Message To: Cacoseraph   In reference to Message Id: 1216671


 Thinking about getting a centipede or milipede

ok thanks... ill probably look into the milipede... i dont really like the sound of owning a bug with an impressive bite :p sounds like an accident waiting to happen



03/21/07  05:45pm

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  Message To: Rebecca Wright   In reference to Message Id: 1217110


 Thinking about getting a centipede or milipede

Where do you live I have 2 burmese milipedes I want rid of lol I dont like the mould that the fruit turns in to



05/22/07  10:00pm

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  Message To: Lycanlys   In reference to Message Id: 1290692


 Thinking about getting a centipede or milipede

just feed them smaller portions. you could also try keeping half their tank more dry and putting their food there.



06/06/07  12:59am


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