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These creatures love to eat just about any vegetation, especially rotting vegetables. If it does release it's ink-like toxins on you, put the millipede back in its cage, and wash your hands with soap. It's very possible that the color won't wash away, because it's like a permanent marker, going away after a few days. Millipedes also like dead brown leaves (from oak, beech, apple and sycamore trees). They like to climb but cannot get a grip on a smooth surface such as glass or plastic. Extra protein is needed so provide Bug Food Pellets or sprinkle some reptile calcium on the fruits. To find the number of legs on your millipede, count the body segments, multiply by 4. As they grow they add more segments. Rubbing alcohol and petroleum jelly does not seem to harm the millipede, as long as it does not penetrate the millipedes' breathing pores, on the side of their body.


Millipedes should be housed in atleast a 5- 10 gallon tank depending on their size, with 2-3 inches of a substrate. Eco Earth is the most commonly used substrate, due to the fact that it is 100% clean anf ree of bugs. Eco Earth is made out of coconut fiber. They need to drink water very often so provide a small water bowl with a sponge inside to prevent them from drowning. They do well at a room temperature that is comfortably warm in the day and cooler at night. Avoid putting the cage on a windowsill as the millipedes may overheat in the summer and get too cold in the winter, which can prevent them from breeding.


Atleast a 5- 10 gallon tank.

Temperatures and Humidity:

60-85°F, if lower they tend to go to a brumation-like stage.

Recommended Substrates:

Lots of different substrates can be used, like Soil,

Eco Earth,

Terrarium moss, etc. The millipedes will slowly eat the moss. So, it will have to be replaced every once in awhile.

Breeding Your Millipedes:

They lay their eggs in their own defecation. So, if you're planning on breeding them, don't clean your cage as often. You will lose your eggs, or possibly even newborn babies, without even knowing it. Newly hatched babies are very tiny, and it will take a long time for them to grow up large, like their parents.

If your Millipedes are not breeding, consider the following:

They were not kept warm enaph, and are now in a brumation like stage;
They are lacking calcium so not enaph for their eggs;
The substrate is not deep enaph;
The substrate does not contain any foliage (for best results mix in some Oak leafs);
The substrate is either too moist or too dry.


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