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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:07 pm 
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I have a colony of African Olive Millipedes and they only ever breed in summer, is this down to temperature? If so, what is the best temp to keep them at so they will breed?

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Whatever the average temperature it is in the summer is the temperature they like best to breed.
It is that obvious.
Its not rocket science is it. :lmao:

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With some inverts it can be down to other "triggers" which are affected by season - lighting for instance, some species of snail wont produce ova without a certain photo period. Or the desire for a change in season - they need a cooling/darker period before warming back up and that induces a breeding instinct.
Course I have no idea if that affects millipedes, but light, or a change in temperature could be having an effect. Experiment?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:31 pm 
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peterUK wrote:
Whatever the average temperature it is in the summer is the temperature they like best to breed.
It is that obvious.
Its not rocket science is it. :lmao:


It might not be the average temperature though, so not so obvious.

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With some inverts it can be down to other "triggers" which are affected by season - lighting for instance, some species of snail wont produce ova without a certain photo period. Or the desire for a change in season - they need a cooling/darker period before warming back up and that induces a breeding instinct.
Course I have no idea if that affects millipedes, but light, or a change in temperature could be having an effect. Experiment?


Thanks, I had a small heat without a thermostat with them once, I noticed that they bred loads but quite a lot of adults died too.

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mine are breeding fine at about 28-30 degrees at the loss of one adult since i bought them last year i think?,i dont think light is a factor my pedes get quite gloomy conditions


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Mine have started mating again, babies soon I think! :D

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