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Giant Millipedes The Enthusiast"s Handbook

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Published by Elytra & Antenna .
Written in English

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Open LibraryOL11783801M
ISBN 100971912971
ISBN 109780971912977

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Of species of millipedes known from across the world today, at least 1, species qualify as being classified as “giants”, being greater than 5 cm in length. While the word millipede means “thousand feet”, most giant millipedes actually have around legs, with the record being about Giant Millipedes The Enthusiast's Handbook This breeding manual for giant round millipedes was published in It outlined the first repeatable methodology for . Among the largest millipedes are the North American millipede and the giant African millipede. The North American millipede grows 10 cm ( inches) long, and is dark reddish-brown or black with a red line on each segment. Females lay a single egg in a nest of regurgitated food, and wrap themselves around it to incubate the egg. Housing and care of giant millipedes. Giant millipedes require a moist, humid atmosphere to thrive, with several inches of damp compost as a substrate. Giant millipedes can grow to almost 40cm long, and so their tank should of course be long enough to house them comfortably; a tank of at least times the length of the millipede itself is.

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