Common Name: Ghana Blonde Legged Millipede
Scientific Name : Unknown species
Size : Large juvenile
Status: Captive Bred
Food : Leaf litter, rotten wood, fruit and vegetables.
Very pretty orange, brown and cream millipedes. Adults up to 12cm.
How I keep mine
I keep my Ghana Blonde Legged millipedes in a plastic box but a fish tank would work just as well. I buy the boxes from Wilko or Tesco and make air holes in the lid with a soldering iron, a great little tool for burning the right size holes through plastic. I use peat or coir on the base and add leaf litter (Oak, Beech or other hard woods) and pieces of rotten wood. These millipedes seem to eat mostly the decaying leaves and wood but I do give them a little fruit/vegetables, especially apple and cucumber. I sometimes add cuttlefish or powdered calcium carbonate which I am told is good for their growth. This species is easy to keep and breed, warmth and humidity are important. I use a small heat mat and ensure there is not too much ventilation. If you are housing the millipedes in a fish tank you made need to cover some of the air holes with cling film so that the cage does not dry out. I rarely mist my millipedes as I find they get enough moisture from the leaf litter.
Ghana Blonde Legged Millipede (Unknown species) Large juvenile
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