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Ponerine's millipedes


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#1 Offline ponerinecat - Posted October 30 2020 - 4:05 PM

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Millipedes:

 

Brachycibe rosea

Brachycibe producta

 

 

Past:

 

Unidentified parajulidae

Striaria sp.

Brachyiulus sp.

Polyxenus sp.

Tylobolus sp.

Sigmocheir furcata

Octoglena anura

Unidentified Macrosternodesmidae

Unidentified Xystodesmidae

Oxidus gracilis

 

 

 

Don't have as much of these as my other taxa, but I recently obtained another 2-3 species so I might as well make this.


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#2 Offline ponerinecat - Posted October 30 2020 - 5:21 PM

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Macrosternodesmidae sp. These are tiny blind millipedes that were collected in the garden. Had to do a bit of sifting to get them, some were found about a foot underground.

 

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Polydesmidae sp. Found these today by a creek, usual cyanide smell and pale coloration. Smaller than the others like it I see, but still not a bad size.

 

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Heres a juvie of what I presume to be the same species.

 

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#3 Offline Devi - Posted October 30 2020 - 5:25 PM

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Awesome!  I find so many millipedes, I wish I could give some of mine to you!  Lol. How do you go about culturing millipedes?


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#4 Offline ponerinecat - Posted October 31 2020 - 8:09 AM

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Awesome!  I find so many millipedes, I wish I could give some of mine to you!  Lol. How do you go about culturing millipedes?

I've actually never had much success with millipedes, but a deep layer of spongy substrate topped with a thick layer of organic material should work for the most generic species. Millipedes can be very specialized, care tends to vary among species.



#5 Offline Devi - Posted October 31 2020 - 8:16 AM

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Awesome!  I find so many millipedes, I wish I could give some of mine to you!  Lol. How do you go about culturing millipedes?

I've actually never had much success with millipedes, but a deep layer of spongy substrate topped with a thick layer of organic material should work for the most generic species. Millipedes can be very specialized, care tends to vary among species.

Interesting... Thanks!

#6 Offline ponerinecat - Posted October 31 2020 - 8:30 AM

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Those pedes I found yesterday were identified as Oxidus gracilis, a very common species.



#7 Offline ponerinecat - Posted November 10 2020 - 2:14 PM

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Found a lot of Polyxenus, hope these do better than the last. Going with an all local materials setup this time.

 

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#8 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted November 10 2020 - 3:19 PM

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Found a lot of Polyxenus, hope these do better than the last. Going with an all local materials setup this time.

 

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i ordered these from bugsincyberspace a year or so ago, they lived a few months for me before dying. they seemed to spend a lot of time on the rotting wood, completely ignoring everything else i put in there. 


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#9 Offline ponerinecat - Posted November 10 2020 - 3:45 PM

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Found a lot of Polyxenus, hope these do better than the last. Going with an all local materials setup this time.

 

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i ordered these from bugsincyberspace a year or so ago, they lived a few months for me before dying. they seemed to spend a lot of time on the rotting wood, completely ignoring everything else i put in there. 

 

I got mine to breed last time before they disappeared. The native ones here live entirely underground, we most likely didn't have the same species.


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#10 Offline ponerinecat - Posted November 24 2020 - 7:04 PM

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Found some species of chordeumatidae, unusual millipedes that prefer to run rather than curl up.

 

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Also picked up a couple more xystodesmidae.

 

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#11 Offline ponerinecat - Posted November 29 2020 - 3:17 PM

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Found some Striaria sp, love these guys. My last batch died in their own culture so I'm throwing these in the tank.

 

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#12 Offline ponerinecat - Posted December 24 2020 - 7:42 PM

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More Striaria. These also appear to feed on fungus, to an extent.

 

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The chordeumatidae have been brought down to caseyidae. Very common under shaded rocks, collected a lot more.

 

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And I collected some blaniulidae, which have very pretty reddish spots around the spiracles. Adults are brown, so it's not as visible on them.

 

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#13 Offline ponerinecat - Posted June 14 2021 - 8:17 AM

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Well, I'm down to only Brachycybe at this point  :lol: Getting more and more into these andrognathids and planning on collecting some more native species/genera. In the meantime have some pictures of said Brachycybe and some wild millipedes I did not collect.

 

 

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Wild Octoglena.

 

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Wild individual of what I think is Paeromopus angusticeps, one of our best juliforms if you ask me. Beautiful colors and a pleasing but not striking textured surface.

 

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