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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:34 am 
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Just wanted to show off one of my Chicobolus spinigerus. Very nice species, and also very active. Theres always a few on top of the soil.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:04 pm 
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A lovely looking Milli :D

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Agreed! How long have you had them? Where did you get them?

The species is very hardy as well as pretty! I have been keeping them for a couple years now and have managed to get some of the "ebony" color phases as well.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:27 am 
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Yeah, I love them. I've had them for maybe around 9 months or so, I got them from Sweden as babies. I'm hoping they will multiply this summer, but it may be to early? There is not much info to find on them anywhere, but they seem to be happy eating the dry millipede food I bought once (from dartfrog I think), and also carrots and apples... Any more tips?

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Nice pictures of a nice millie :)
Mine was always happy munching through rotting old leaves and cucumber lol


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:31 am 
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Yeah, they got rotting oakleaves and whitewood... Never tried cucumber really, its just water anyways :P Might give em some when summer comes, my father in law grows some big scary cucumbers every summer...

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Always preferred to use courgette instead of cucumer - seems to go down better too :)

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Mine like dry dog food, fish flake food, and apple slices.


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courgette? (googles) oh right, I think we call that squash... Used that for my aquariums...
Most of my insect seem to enjoy smome fish flakes, thats why I order 500g bags of ebay :p

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Stunning, love this sp :thumb:

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:42 am 
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Just got some of these. How big do they have to be to mature? I guess they mature before they are fully grown as many other species right?

Just love that they are "running" around the surface for me to see them instead of just burrowing. =)


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Yes, the species does continue to grow after reaching maturity. A large, adult female can reach up to 12.5cm in length.


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wow, I tought they could become around 6cm... And in time they can double that. Nice!

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I had 3 C. spinigerus, but they lived only for a few months. I bought them one at a time, but the same thing happened to all of them. I'm thinking about getting new ones, but I'm afraid they'll die too, since I'm not sure if it was something that I did wrong or if it was just bad luck. I kept them like I keep all my millies: room temp, regular misting, rotting leaves and wood plus fruit/veggies for food. My other millipedes are doing fine and some species are breeding.

I had the impression that C. spinigerus is a hardy species, so I'm a bit confused. Any tips, advice?

Edit// Oops, I didn't notice that this was in photographs/diary section, I'll post this in general millipede discussion : ).

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