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  • Madagascar Giant Tiger Striped Millipede (Unknown species) Adult/Sub adult

Common Name: Madagascar Giant Tiger Striped Millipede
Scientific Name: Unknown species

Size: Adult/Sub adult
Status: Wild caught

Food: Fruit, vegetables, leaf litter, rotten wood

A new giant species of millipede, I don't think I have seen these before! They are very large (up to 22cm long)

How I keep mine

I don't know a lot about these millipedes but they seem to be doing fine kept the following way . I am keeping them 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 am using peat or coir on the base and adding leaf litter (Oak, Beech or other hardwoods) and pieces of rotten wood. Some millipedes seem to eat just the decaying leaves and wood but I am finding that the Madagascar Tiger Striped millipedes enjoy a little fruit/vegetables, especially apple and cucumber.  Warmth and humidity are important. I am using a small heat mat and making sure 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 and food.

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Madagascar Giant Tiger Striped Millipede (Unknown species) Adult/Sub adult

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