Posts by Hypoponera

    Thank you for the information! I managed to breed S. sp8 one time. But the juveniles all died within a few months. My substrate was purely Ash and Mulberry leaves. No flake soil. No decayed wood. I did provide sliced fruit and veggies. I will need to add wood on my current attempt.


    I received 10 juveniles from a breeder in Canada. She uses flak soil and has great success. But I do not know what she mixes in to make it. I am currently trying to make some flake soil now. I will try it on several species I have. But now I know to add compost and wood while it ferments and not to add later. Thanks!

    For example, what are your experiences with "Millipeds in Captivity: Diplopodan Husbandry and Reproductive Biology" by Orin McMonigle? Has it restricted itself to species that are found in North America, or does it also go into African and Asian species?

    I don't know if you are still thinking about this book. If you are, it only covers the species that were known to be in the US when it was published. It is a good book, but does not cover nearly as many species as Shura's.

    I think Orin keeps the Apeuthes sp ID alive out of respect for his passed mentor, Dr. Hoffman. That is also the reason he left the final "e" off Millipeds in the title of his book. If Orin is correct, then specimens were brough into the country only once. Which would mean we have only 1 species that shows a fair amount of color variation. The ones in the pictures came directly from Orin's stock. What we need to do is trace back where everyone's came from. I wouldn't be surprised to find they all originated with Orin or Perry.

    This is the species commonly available in the USA. It is sold under the names "Apeuthes sp" and "Thai Rainbow millipede"






    It has been available here as captive bred since the late 1990s. Unfortunately, the local collection has been long forgotten.

    Hello Karola!

    Your millipedes are awesome! Has the male's color changed since you posted this photo?