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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:34 pm 
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Hi Guys,

I'm new on here today and could really do with some help

I had 5 Millis
1 X Trigoniulus corallinus
1 X Ephibolus pulchripes
1 X Tonkinbolus dolfusi
1 X Orthroporus ornatus
1 X Anadenobolus monilicornis

Around a week ago I moved them out of their old housing and in to a deeper longer house where I believe they will be happier. While I was searching for them to put them in their new home I came across Texas my Orthroporus ornatus and it was in 3 pieces, it looked as though it had been bit/eaten into the pieces. I found this very disturbing and extremely upsetting. I thought It was just a freak incident. However I went to give them fresh bug gel and fruit and veggies today and noticed something sticking out of the substrate, upon closer inspection it was again a piece of millipede this one was Rainbow my Tonkinbolus dolfusi which looked in the exact same state as Texas (eaten or bitten).
I have searched high and low and cannot find anywhere a case of one millipede attacking another. I have now separated the remaining 3 as this has really upset and confused me and I don't want It to happen again.
I was just wondering If anyone else had come across this or something similar? and If anyone has any advice like is there something I can do to stop this happening I would be grateful

Thanks
Mark.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:26 am 
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Hello Mark and welcome!

I have never seen one milli eating another. But I have seen what I think you are describing. I had a single O. ornatus alone in a tank who ended up in the same condition. I have seen it in every other species I have had. I do not think it is caused by aggression or feeding. I think it is just how the dead millis decay. Keeping different species together is generally not a cause of trouble.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:15 am 
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I've always found whenever one of my millipedes dies that all the others go and eat it's innards, not nice to watch at all but they've always done it since they were little. Not sure if other people's ones do the same.


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I wondered if it was a moult left over I have a lot of different millies never found what I thought was an eaten one Teresa xxx

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