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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:57 pm 
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Well, not satisfied with having sourced rainbows, I am now on the hunt for some madagascan fire millipedes to go with them (hopefully they'll be more visible than these rainbows are)

Just wandering, if I offered them, how many people would be interested? I dont know how much they would be, but probably not over 15.- each.

I dont want another situatuion like the rainbows where I have been turning people away....

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Hey,

I'd definitely be interested in this species, I think most millipede enthusiasts would be. The Madagascan Fire Millipedes are some of the most sought after in the hobby and are now difficult to obtain due to there apparant relucance to breed in captivity and Madagasan laws on exporting livestock.
Please don't hesitate to let us know if you find any!

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taking reservations....

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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 6:10 pm 
If I'm not mistaking Pace, they benefit from slightly cooler habitat.
Madagascar is not only hot and humid, they have cooler habitats as well.
(depending on the altitude and biotopes)

Hmmm, did that sound ok?

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i have a few of these pedes
they havent bred yet, but were apparently captive bred
as i understand it, they do need lower temps than some other species, i have climate data from the region they come from, and will have to check it again, but i think they need to be between 16 and 20 degrees


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comes back to the same problem I had with peripatus- how do you keep them through a heat wave? or are they ok with a few days of warmer temperatures?

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Hey,
I have also read that the fire millis benefit from cooler contditions, apparantly the same may be true of the rainbow millipedes (although I am yet to see anyone confirm this, anyone tried it?).
Having said that, i had two fire millipedes a few years back and they seemed to do well in normal conditions and lived happily in a tank with some red legs for nearly three years. Of course i don't know if they would have bred as they were both immature females when i bought them.

Any thoughts on how to maintain cooler conditions, i struggle to get temp below 20 even with the heating off and windows open when the weather isn't cold.

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fans that provide constantly moving air, can significantly lower temps, but need humidity to evaporate, to lower the temps


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I have encountered a problem with the supplier, who is now refusing to guarantee live arrival, so this may not go ahead.

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i will love to buy this species plz plz plz


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so would I... :?

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Dug this up as i would like ti know if any of you keep these?
If so got any pictures :D
I would so love some of these! Would like a few more rainbows too but seems im gonna have to wait and see if mine ever breed :?


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I think the word has got out among dealers about how sought after these are now, I've been offered them a number of times, but no-one guarantees live arrival, or any arrival or that it is the correct species and seeing as they cannot be exported legally from Madagascar (as far as I know) I'd advise caution if you see these for sale.
I have heard of some being successfully bred in the US but haven't seen any proof of any in the UK for a good two years now. Maybe it's for the best if they don't do so well in captivity, pretty or not.
Anyone else seen some for sale but not bought them because they were suspicious of scammers??


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Virginia Cheeseman had some for sale a while back. A friend of mine brought two, one died and he gave the other to me. I put it in with some of my other mills and I havn't seen it since......

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I may be able to get these in a month or so, if I do, i'll probably offer a few of them on here. I may be able to get these ones, hopefully, Im sure they're Aphistogoniulus sp.



They have been bred in captivity, Orin McMonigle, who bred them, wrote a good article on them in the June 2006 issue of Invertebrates magazine, they are apparantly hardy and fairly easy to keep alive in captivity as well.


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I could get them for £15 each and £4 postage...


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Why dont they sell these at brixton!
Have to see how money goes and what i end up buying at next few shows before i get anything else but i do want these lol!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 12:21 am 
Did anyone actually manage to get any of these? I have a male currently that I've had for a year and 4 months or so but he came in an order of about 7 millipedes of which I think there was 2 females at best (guess which one died first). He seems to be doing OK too, eats well and is active enough I got him from the same place Anna did and the guy claimed to have bred them himself. As one in particular was very small I found that fairly reasonable. I wonder if anyone else bought any from him.


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Someone in the Czech Republic genuinly had loads of wild ones available recently (and may still have them) and other wild Madagascan inverts (including snails) someone on here bought some from him, im sure many across Europe now has, I decided not to get any though, as the person selling them cant take paypal, and im very reluctant to send any money in advance after being scammed by someone in Germany last year who also seemed very geniune, and had been genuine in the past.


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I'd take a pair of these

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he also wont guarantee live arrival. the combination of the two put me off getting any in at the time. tempting tho.

I'm also more inclined toward captive breeding now, or occasionally buying in CB but not WC stock.

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I would be happy if I managed to get a female as my male seems to think he's big enough to be breeding now (just watched him jump on top of another millipede sharing his enclosure). :shock:


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I may have found a way to get some of these soon, If im able to get them I'll let you know.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 9:50 pm 
Thanks Kevin if you do I'd be very greatful, I've had my male since October 05 and it's a shame he seems to be doing so well yet he doesn't have a mate. :(


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Hi, I know I have dragged the thread up from years ago but have been looking for some of these millipedes again after my last female died. Did anyone manage to get some of these? Has anyone got any for sale?


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