• Giant Train Millipede (Archispirostreptus gigas) Adult (collection only)

Common Name: Giant Train Millipede
Scientific Name: Archispirostreptus gigas

Size: Adult
Status: Wild Caught

This item is not available by post (too large and bulky to post - they really are 'Giant')

Food: Fruit, vegetables & leaf litter (also enjoy a little dog/cat food occasionally) 

A huge species of millipede, dark brown to almost black in colour.

How I keep mine

I keep my Giant Train millipedes in a plastic box, a fish tank would work just as well but I don't have the space! 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 hardwoods) and pieces of rotten wood. Some millipedes seem to eat just the decaying leaves and wood but I do find that the Train millipedes enjoy a little fruit/vegetables each week, especially apple, banana and cucumberI sometimes add cuttlefish or powdered calcium carbonate which I am told is good for their growth, I also occasionally add a little of my cockroach mix (see cockroach page for details) as these millipedes seem to enjoy some protein. Giant Train millipedes are very easy to keep and long lived, warmth and humidity are important. I use a 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 and food.

These are by far the most popular species of millipede that I sell but I would not recommend housing them with other species. They are very large and robust, they could damage smaller species.

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Giant Train Millipede (Archispirostreptus gigas) Adult (collection only)

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