Discussion in 'Invertebrate Pet Talk' started by Atx13, May 24, 2013.
Got a couple Florida millipedes today.
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.
I've got some millipedes coming, some rusty and bumble bees from florida.. .
Do you have any pics of the ones around you?
This has been my checklist. I've found most of them.
i want some! lol
Are those food for your T or are they pets? lol
Definitely pets. 'Pedes are awesome.
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?
But believe me many times I have been SO tempted to bring them home.
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?
You know I am not sure. I will need to research that!
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..
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
lol, that doesnt sounds good
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...
dang, so i guess letting them crawl around in my mouth is a bad choice? lol. i always wash my hands after handling anything..
Yeah...no tongue action for the 'pedes.
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
I also added a size comparison pic of my Florida millie and one of the bumble bees.
I want some how hard are they to keep. And they eat rotting wood and leaves could they eat cocconut husk.
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