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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:11 pm 
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hi i have just recived my first ever pill millipedes and in have been told that the species i have got is a hard species to care for, i would just like some help and any info anyone may have on these guys. i have them currently set up in a komodo plastic terrarium with 3inch of soil, some broad leaf litter and some rotting wood, i also have a bit of sphagnum moss, cuttle fish and for now a banana. they are misted around 4 times a day and kept in a cooler room than the rest of the house. any help i can get would be amazing. thanks


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:13 pm 
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No-one is really sure how to keep pills successfully, especially not the giant species. I have kept the British species for over a year now in the same tank as some beetles and headlamp cockroaches, and I would say the "key" to keeping them would be to give them lots of space with loads of micro environments in, and loads of food types. Lots of different types of rotten wood, algae, moss, lichen, and the odd bit of vegetable matter should be ok. Being a Madagascan species, I would have them on a seasonal cycle, with a hot dryish summer, and cooler wetter winter.

I wish you luck!


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