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Discussion in 'Invertebrate Pet Talk' started by Atx13, May 24, 2013.

  1. Atx13

    Atx13 Well-Known Member

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    Got a couple Florida millipedes today. WP_001691.jpg WP_001670.jpg WP_001697.jpg WP_001695.jpg
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    DalilahBlue Moderator 1,000+ Post Club

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    We have some cool ones that live around here. They are very large, black, with orange tummies. I love playing with them. I might need to try keeping a few.
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    Atx13 Well-Known Member

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    I've got some millipedes coming, some rusty and bumble bees from florida.. :).
    Do you have any pics of the ones around you?
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    Atx13 Well-Known Member

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    i want some! lol
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    laura916 Active Member

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    Are those food for your T or are they pets? lol o_O
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    Definitely pets. 'Pedes are awesome.
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    DalilahBlue Moderator 1,000+ Post Club

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    My only worry with keeping WC critters is A) what am I doing to local populations and B) what if they are infected with parasites?
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    But believe me many times I have been SO tempted to bring them home.
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    Atx13 Well-Known Member

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    millipedes live, breed and feed on rotting wood, and leaves... I had to Field collect supplies for mine :/..
    Which bring me to a question... Is there anywhere to buy oak for the millies?
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    You know I am not sure. I will need to research that!
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    Atx13 Well-Known Member

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    i really like them, one of my current are really active, hes missing an antenna(or whatever it is), but he crawls around more than the suspect female..
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    Most of the ones I've caught curl up and "die" and wait for me to put them back down...they also have a sweet/nutty smell from the natural cyanide they produce o_O
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    Atx13 Well-Known Member

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    lol, that doesnt sounds good :p
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    DalilahBlue Moderator 1,000+ Post Club

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    They are pretty docile. I love picking them up when doing group walks as their size is pretty impressive. It normally freaks a few people out, then I get to educate their ignorant butts on how cool these guys are.

    In regards to the cyanide you just need to make sure you wash your hands any don't lick them or anything...
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    Atx13 Well-Known Member

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    dang, so i guess letting them crawl around in my mouth is a bad choice? lol. i always wash my hands after handling anything..
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    Yeah...no tongue action for the 'pedes.
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    Some new pics of my new millies! I got 4 bumble bees and 2 rusty millies, could only get pics of 3 of the new ones, the others already went into hiding :p
    I also added a size comparison pic of my Florida millie and one of the bumble bees. WP_001798.jpg WP_001799.jpg
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    khatchet Well-Known Member 3 Year Member

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    I want some how hard are they to keep. And they eat rotting wood and leaves could they eat cocconut husk.