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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:21 pm 
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Here's another one. Anyone seen one of these? This would be a great looking display animal if it reaches 8 inches in length!

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:33 am 
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The wording beneath the picture seems to suggest that they are either completely extinct or no longer available in the hobby. Given the current state of affairs with regard to invertebrates in the wild, I would be inclined to believe it would be the former, sadly. Without a scientific name the only information I can find after a frantic google search is that they were over collected ([insert sarcasm] what a surprise- an invert over collected for the hobby, that never happens *rolls eyes* [/sarcasm])

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:03 pm 
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It is so sad, millipedes take a hell of a lot more effort to breed to an adult size in captivity, than to just take from the wild. Well not so much effort as patience. Even native species are slow growing.

I can't even remember how many years I have had my millipedes for, but the biggest of the offspring are a few years old and only two inches long.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:21 pm 
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I can not comment on if the species is extinct. But importing millis into the USA is rather restricted. Since the author is in the US, I thought maybe the species was just not imported any longer. I was just wondering if the species was still present in the European hobby. I assume not, **$**


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