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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:13 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: Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:58 pm 
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I'm very sorry to say that from everything I've heard about this species the chances are that they will not survive in captivity as they rely on bacteria in their gut to digest their specialised diet that consists of lichens that are only found in their natural habitat. This bacteria does not survive when they are imported and this leads to them slowly starving to death

it's a real shame that many dealers still import this species even though no one seems to be able to keep them alive in captivity. I hope I am wrong and I would love to hear if you are successful as this is a species I would love to keep myself. I take it the person that sold them to you was not able to give you any information?

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