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 Post subject: Spirostreptidae sp 1
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:03 pm 
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I started with a mix of 6 adults a year ago. I now have tons of immatures! This species seems to reproduce like rabbits. This specimen is about 6 inches/15cm long.


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 Post subject: Re: Spirostreptidae sp 1
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:08 pm 
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Lovely clear pictures :)
Good to hear you have them breeding well even if you do end up being over run with them :)


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 Post subject: Re: Spirostreptidae sp 1
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:15 pm 
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Lucky for me, I know of only 1 other person with the species in the US. I should be able to find a few people to help thin the numbers down a bit! I just wish millipedes were more popular over here.


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 Post subject: Re: Spirostreptidae sp 1
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:34 am 
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Of all the years with BN we have had a fair few keeper of inverts well mostly Ts and Scorps from US but seems they dont stay in hobby that long, So is it either harder to get what you want there or maybe just not as many people into other types of bug?


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 Post subject: Re: Spirostreptidae sp 1
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:25 pm 
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Ts and Scorps are very popular over here. But millipedes are not. I can get many different species of Ts and scorps from major online US dealers. I can get some common species from big name pet shops. So there are plenty of Ts and scorps available.

Millipedes were pretty much limited to A. gigas at the pet shops and reptile shows. An occasional other species might show up at the shows. But that really was about all. Those A. gigas went for about $15 each for an adult of either sex. But those animals disappeared several years ago. Now they are only available online from a couple sites. And the price of $65+ for a 3 inch long immature does a good job eliminating the millipede hobby.

By the way, Thanks for the site! This is a far better millipede forum then exists in the US.


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 Post subject: Re: Spirostreptidae sp 1
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:35 am 
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Glad you like it here :) and will luck we shall see you get lucky and gain another species or 2 :)


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 Post subject: Re: Spirostreptidae sp 1
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:46 pm 
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i have one vietnamese rainbowmillipede :laugh:


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 Post subject: Re: Spirostreptidae sp 1
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:37 pm 
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Cool! I have a few Vietnamese rainbows. I posted a few poor photos of them here:
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Shaz, I did manage to get a couple more species, Centrobolus sp. (Mozambique) and Trachelomegalus modestior (Borneo). These are the photos my supplier sent:

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I have never tried either of these species. Looks like I need to do some research!!


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 Post subject: Re: Spirostreptidae sp 1
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:28 pm 
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So, are these three species still doing well for you? Have they produced many young? I'm curious, since, well, you know as well as I do the rarity of exotics here in America. By the way, those centrobolus are simply stunning!


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 Post subject: Re: Spirostreptidae sp 1
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:55 pm 
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Afraid I lost all the Trachelomegalus modestior. Never saw them mate nor seen any offspring. I have since been told they are known to be poor shippers. They survived for quite a while after I got them, so I suspect it was more likely my fault. I have a friend who will try to find a few more for me this spring.

The Centrobolus sp are all still alive and I do see mating often. But still have not seen any young. But I am hopeful as they are still alive and mating. So my caging conditions can not be too far off.

The Spiro sp1 are doing fantastic! Still have loads of babies even after unloading to other keepers. Orin thinks this species might be the same as what Peter is selling under the name Spiro "globular". I have sent some of mine to both Orin and Peter. I have found a female who is now 18cm long. None of my adults were more then 15cm when I got them. So I assume this species continues to molt after reaching maturity.


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