What's harmful to giant African millipedes?

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What's harmful to giant African millipedes?

Post by FinalxFantasy » Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:49 am

I want to get a black train millipede very soon since they require a similar setup to hermit crabs. Does anyone know what consumables/items can hurt them?
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Re: What's harmful to giant African millipedes?

Post by Jamison » Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:42 pm

You can't put the millipede with the hermits
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Re: What's harmful to giant African millipedes?

Post by JoeHermits » Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:13 pm

I don’t know much about millipedes, however anything on the HCA Unsafe List should probably be avoided (not that you’re likely to use those, anyways).


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Re: What's harmful to giant African millipedes?

Post by PinchersAndShells » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:54 am

Most millipede species eat their substrate and rotting wood, for my millipedes I use a mix of coconut fiber, worm castings, sphagnum moss, powdered rotting wood, crushed cuttlebone, leaf litter, orchid bark, and a small amount of sand. They can be fed various fruits and veggies but their primary food source is the substrate, so you'll want to make sure you give them a nice deep layer and keep in mind their needs when choosing your substrate mix. :)
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Re: What's harmful to giant African millipedes?

Post by AwesomeHermit » Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:32 pm

Jamison wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:42 pm
You can't put the millipede with the hermits
I’m almost sure that they meant that they wanted to own black train millipedes because they need similar requirements to hermit crabs. This would make them easier to keep because the OP’er has background information.
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Re: What's harmful to giant African millipedes?

Post by AwesomeHermit » Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:32 pm

Jamison wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:42 pm
You can't put the millipede with the hermits
I’m almost sure that they meant that they wanted to own black train millipedes because they need similar requirements to hermit crabs. This would make them easier to keep because the OP’er has background information.
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Re: What's harmful to giant African millipedes?

Post by Jamison » Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:20 pm

AwesomeHermit wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:32 pm
I’m almost sure that they meant that they wanted to own black train millipedes because they need similar requirements to hermit crabs. This would make them easier to keep because the OP’er has background information.
Oh. Sorry for the misunderstanding
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Re: What's harmful to giant African millipedes?

Post by FinalxFantasy » Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:58 pm

Lol
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