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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:43 pm 
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I've just got a couple of ghanan yellow banded millipedes and as soon as I put them in with my red banded ones the male red banded decided he liked the look of the yellow banded female and has been mating with her ever since.

Does anyone know what the outcome of this might be? I already have babies of the red banded ones so I know the male is fertile.

Will be very interested to see if they come out orange or just a mixture of yellow and red.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:46 am 
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pretty sure it will result in nothing ,
if you have a look back through the pede threads , have a look for someone called simon (or some variation of simon maybe with hyphens etc ?)
pretty sure he asked lots of similar questions :wink:
if i get time later i might have a look for you , it's probably a few years ago though

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:18 am 
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got bored so had a look ,
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:11 am 
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thanks, I think mine are very closely related so I guess I will only know if some of there babies turn out to be hybrids

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:44 pm 
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Though the morphology may be similar, and they might be classified in the same genus, it is unlikely. Different species could theoretically produce viable offspring providing they are closely related genetically (there is no rule saying different species cannot breed) though I haven't heard of it happening with millipedes, which means nothing as I'm not big into millipedes! But this hobby is littered with hybrids of roaches, beetles-if it can be done, it has been put in a tub together "to see what happens".

Do you know the scientific name for either of the millipedes? 'banded' is a very common theme in Myriapoda due to their segmentation, it doesn't necessarily mean they are related.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:50 pm 
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I'm pretty certain they are pelmatoiulus excisus and pelmatoiulus ligulatus.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:57 pm 
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Those are both west african species, could well be that they are genetically distinct and therefore won't interbreed. I guess you will just have to wait and see, or wait for someone who knows the result to post :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:03 pm 
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That's what I thought, I've got quite a few other species and they're always trying to interbreed but normally the females don't give in to other species. this is the first time I've seen a successful union between 2 different species

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:04 pm 
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One breeder has Anadenobolus modestior x Anadenobolus arboreus hybrids after he kept both species adults together. He assumed since they were from the same island they wouldn't hybridize and may be still selling them as the A. arboreus if he's not out. The hybrids are pretty ugly and look like an ugly modestior.


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They hybrids themselves recently reproduced. As usual for this genus the adults are not nearly full -grown.


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