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 #147121


Daylightdawning
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 African Black Millipede

What do they eat? I know they like fruit, but anything else? How big do they get? How long do they live? I’d appreciate your help!



09/22/04  12:22pm

 #211600


LIZZY_LOVER
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  Message To: Daylightdawning   In reference to Message Id: 147121


 African Black Millipede

i have one and it eats garbage basically. rotten vegetables are favorite. use peat-moss as bedding cause they eat a little of that. mine drink out of a wet sponge.



01/02/05  09:28pm

 #225117


Daylightdawning
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  Message To: LIZZY_LOVER   In reference to Message Id: 211600


 African Black Millipede

thanx for the reply. Tank has been doing well since i got him/her. how do you tell the difference between male and female?



01/18/05  11:07am

 #232654


InvertsMad
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  Message To: Daylightdawning   In reference to Message Id: 225117


 African Black Millipede

Males have a set of modified legs on the 7th (I think it’s the 7th...maybe 8th?) gonopod from the head that are used in breeding. These legs appear to be missing but are simply tucked under the body whereas females’ legs are all there.



01/26/05  07:13am

 #232725


Daylightdawning
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  Message To: InvertsMad   In reference to Message Id: 232654


 African Black Millipede

Thanksies! ^^



01/26/05  09:55am

 #234527


InvertsMad
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  Message To: Daylightdawning   In reference to Message Id: 232725


 African Black Millipede

You’re welcome! Have you got/are you getting some?



01/28/05  06:28am

 #234587


Daylightdawning
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  Message To: InvertsMad   In reference to Message Id: 234527


 African Black Millipede

I’ve had one since August. Her name is Tank.



01/28/05  09:58am

 #235086


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  Message To: Daylightdawning   In reference to Message Id: 234587


 African Black Millipede

are they agressive?



01/28/05  11:38pm

 #353954


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  Message To: R3PT1LE   In reference to Message Id: 235086


 African Black Millipede

Not at all, millipedes are among the calmest and most gentle invertebrates I’ve ever seen. A. Gigas for sure is very gentle and doesn’t do much, readily takes a walk on you if you want them to. They can secrete a liquid that stains the skin and can cause a burning sensation when rubbed into the eyes or comes into contact with the mouth, but these gentle giants only do so when they feel really threatened. Other millipedes do secrete quite a lot of this liquid, Pachybolus Sp. for instance, leaving dark red spots on your hands when being handled. Always wash your hands after handling your millipedes, even if no discoloration is visible at the time.



05/26/05  08:00am

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  Message To: Maxpowa   In reference to Message Id: 353954


 African Black Millipede

I keep mine on eco-earth. the gentle giant lives with my madagascar hissers. Males are somewhat rare, plus she has no gonopods so im certain she is a female. She eats vegies and fruits. she is currently in a 20 gal. long and has a little cave to hide in. they need a shallow bowl for drinking and something to stimulate there mind would be appreciated.



06/14/05  06:10pm

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Grunngg
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  Message To: Herp13   In reference to Message Id: 371481


 African Black Millipede

How long have you kept your African Giant with the hissing cockroaches? And what do you feed to roaches? Ive been wanting to do this for quite some time, but have been worried that the roaches may attack the millipede. Any help would be great. Thanks.



09/08/05  12:33am

 #542203


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  Message To: Daylightdawning   In reference to Message Id: 147121


 African Black Millipede

They also eat soft leafy vegetables and mushrooms. Do not give them avocados - I was given a care sheet that said its poisonous to them. My millipede is 10 inches now. I am planning to post photos of my millipede and centipede.



11/14/05  03:26am

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  Message To: Loki77   In reference to Message Id: 542203


 African Black Millipede

I got a question!!!! ^.^ How long do the African Blacks live? Cuz im thinking about buying one!!!



04/20/06  01:09pm


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