Hello to all friends of millipedes!
I am new here and I would like to show you some photos of my myriapods. I have been keeping them for about 8 years now and currently I keep more than 30 species, located in Europe. If you have any questions do not bother to ask me.
Anadenobolus monilicornis - one of my favourite, smaller one, but with stunning colors!
Anadenobolus monilicornis - juveniles, this species breeds very well in captivity
Trigoniulus corallinus - another smaller species, which breeds very well in captivity. I sometimes hate them, because those are masters of escaping from breeding box!
Chicobolus spinigerus, medium sized millipede with very nice colors. When you put branches in terrarium, they nicely walk on it during the night.
Chicobolus spinigerus - and of course, it also breeds quite well in captivity
Spirostreptus servatius - for me one of the most outstanding species in hobby. They are large, long legged ones with astonishing color of front body! The most specimens in hobby are, unfortunately, wild caught.
Spirostreptus servatius - ... but there is always a hope for estamblishing it in captive bred lines, so here is one of its developing eggs. The most probably there are already juveniles in my breeding enclosure, but I will investigate it later.
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Epiperiparus barbadensis - oh no, this is not a myriapod, but velvet worm! (Onychophora) ... captive bred! ... adult specimen on photo, my group now considering of about 13 specimens will hopefully breed soon. Hope to make these creatures more easy to get in captive bred lines!
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Polyzonium germanicum, strange member of the family Polyzoniida, small and secretly living creature, some captive bred results were done already in my enclosures[Blocked Image: http://www.mravce.info/p_germanicum.jpg]
Spirostreptus gregorius - one of the more common ones, relatively easy to keep and breed, lovely looking yellowish species, adult with juvenile on photo
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Aphistogoniolus polleni - very often species being imported from Madagascar. This year I visited Madagascar and the only I want to say is ... that nature is in real danger so effort for breed this species in quantity instead of import it from wild is very important!
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Coromus diaphorus - one of my favourite! Once I bought about 12 adult wild caught animals and I thought It will be very difficult to breed ... but I was wrong, this species is for me one of the most easy. It has around 1-year breeding cycle and currently I see another egg chambers approaching my CB line to F3!
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Coromus diaphorus - mating attempt on hand
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Coromus diaphorus egg chamber with one of the first hatchling
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Coromus diaphorus - baby booom!
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Coromus diaphorus - adult with juveniles
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Coromus diaphorus - molting chamber , be careful with observing the soil in your breeding boxes, you can destroy those funny soil balls and hurt the molting specimens!
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Coromus diaphorus are similar to keep as the other Coromus species. Now I do not have C.vittatus in my collection, but I hope to add it again soon or later. On picture I was counting the juveniles.
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Melaphe cypria - one of the most pretty polydesmids I have ever seen, relativelly large millipede endemic to island Cyprus. Unfortunatelly I was not able to breed it yet.
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Spirostreptus spec. 1 - one of the most often bred millipedes around and a great choice for all beginners in this fascinating hobby.
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Glomeris pustulata - if you want to try to keep and breed any of the Glomeridae family, this species is the great option to start. It is relatively easy, just keep the leaves humid and micro-biologically active. It breeds about 1-2 times a year and it takes around half of a year to reach an adult.
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Spirostreptus spec. 8
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Salpidobolus spec. Irian Jaya - very underrated species in captivity, very nice one in real!
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Nyssodesmus python - a present from a friend, very impressive species native to Costa Rica
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Narceus gordanus "Ocal gold" - relatively new in my collection, secretively living deep in the substrate
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Orthomorpha sp. Ao Nang, very nice looking medium sized flat millipede, easy to keep and breed, this is actually my forth captive bred generation
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Orthomorpha spec. Ao Nang - fresh juveniles eating rotten leaves
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Atopochetus dollfusi - one of my favorite, unfortunately difficult to keep alive breed in a first or second generation after wild caught specimens. But it looks like in every another generation the survival rate grows rapidly. One of the most beautiful species in captivity!
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Atopochetus dollfusi - another view
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Tonkinbolus caudulanus - just another small underrated beauty, it lives mostly hidden in rotten wood, but look at those colors again!
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Sechelleptus lambertoni - orange colored CB juvenile
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Centrobolus splendidus adult with a juvenile
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Centrobolus splendidus - fresh babies enjoy the surface of rotten wood
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Centrobolus spec. Mozambik - two forms, one classic with black pattern and one the most probably hypomelanistic. I have only one male which hatched in previous generation, here, in compare of both types
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Centrobolus spec. Mozambik - another view of classic specimen and "hypomelanistic" male. I put him in a group with a 4 classic females. I hope to mate him with his daughters in possible way of gene transport.
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Centrobolus spec. Mozambik - mom with offspring
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Desmoxytes planata - and here comes dragon millipede! It is quite small species reaching around 2,5 to 3 cm, but its colors and morphology is just unbelievable!
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Desmoxytes planata - mating
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Desmoxytes planata - breeding , actually my own F4 generation
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Desmoxytes planata - molting chambers
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