Common Name: Madagascar Fire Millipede
Scientific Name: Aphistogoniulus corallipes
Status: Wild Caught
Food: Fruit, vegetables, leaf litter, rotten wood
May 2016 - I haven't had these stunning millipedes for a very long time. One of the most beautiful species with a flame red body and bright yellow legs. Body length approximately 10cm.
How I keep mine
I keep my Madagascar Fire 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 just the decaying leaves and wood but I do occasionally add a little fruit/vegetables, especially apple and cucumber. I sometimes add a little cuttlefish or powdered calcium carbonate which I am told is good for their growth. Both 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 may 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.
Madagascar Fire Millipede (Aphistogoniulus corallipes) Adult
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