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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:22 pm 
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Hi,

I keep a pair of milli's at the moment (Spirostreptidae sp 8 ), and they seem very sociable, plus I've read here and there that millis are pretty social anyway, so I'm wondering about adding some more to the tank.

The tank is 24" x 12" x 15" high, although I'm working on getting something bigger, and the two I have are adults, about 9" each.

So I'm wondering what would be a good number to add, if it's a sensible thing to do, and if I can add younger milli's or if I should stick with all adults? - to be honest I'm leaning towards all adults because I'd love them to breed.

I'd be putting the same species in, I'm sticking with what I'm currently keeping, at least until I get a good feel for their behaviour.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:24 pm 
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You should have no trouble adding 2-3 more adults. You could add more if you go to a larger tank. Try to keep the substrate as deep as possible with either tank.

While adding juveniles is possible, I would recommend against it. The young will need ample space in the substrate to molt. Though the adults won't intentionally harm the molting young, accidents can happen. And the larger the adults, and smaller the tank, the greater the chances such an accident could happen.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:06 pm 
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Cool, thanks Hypoponera, hadn't considered molting accidents - think I'm going to go for some more adults next pay day!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:08 pm 
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I got impatient - the guys at BugzUK are keeping an eye out for an adult pair for me!


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:13 am 
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What species will the new pair be? What do the old ones look like?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:52 pm 
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Sorry - I just edited the first post because my sp 8 turned into a smiley face!

They'll all be Spirostreptidae sp 8, the ones I have currently are an olive green and black, posted some pics from when I first got them;

viewtopic.php?f=211&t=53355

First millipedes I've kept - they're great.

They were very active for ages, lately they're underground a lot, but they're amazing to watch when they come up, and the male likes to hang around on a branch in the sunlight.

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