Friday 22nd May

Coronavirus (Corvid 19)


I am doing my best to keep going. Ginny's Jungle is unable to run and my main customers at this time of year, being educational establishments, are closed to the public and therefore not purchasing. I am still caring for the daily needs of all my animals and I am continuing to send out orders and am also accepting orders for collection at the door. I have added the following additions to my regular terms and conditions:

1) I will despatch orders as soon as possible, rather than informing customers of a delivery day in advance (you will still receive an email with the tracking number once the parcel has been despatched).

2) Royal Mail are doing a good job, they are still guaranteeing next day delivery but it may be a little later in the day than usual.

3) If a refund is required for any reason this will be given in the form of a voucher (to be used on my website within the following 12 months)

4) You are welcome to call and collect your order from me. Simply let me know what you want and when you would like to collect.


Thank you for your support, understanding and patience at this very difficult time for us all. Please feel free to call with any enquiries, I am available Mon-Friday 8am - 4pm on 07971 838724

  • Giant Black Congo Millipede (Spiropoeus Fischeri)  Juvenile

Common Name: Giant Black Congo Millipede
Scientific Name: Spiropoeus Fischeri'

Size: Juvenile (May 2020 6-7cm in length)
Status: Captive bred


Country of origin: Congo

Food: Fruit, vegetables, leaf litter, rotten wood

A large, robust, stocky millipede, jet black in colour (up to 18cm long). They have a shiny body, are most attractive and tend not to burrow away out of sight as many other millipedes do! These babies are super cute but still very small, I think it will be several years until they reach their adult size! They need both warmth and a high humidity at this stage.

How I keep mine

I keep these 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 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 find that the Giant Cameroon Black millipedes enjoy a little fruit/vegetables, especially apple, banana and cucumber.  Warmth and humidity are important. I use a small heat mat and make 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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Giant Black Congo Millipede (Spiropoeus Fischeri) Juvenile

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