Pop In & Pick Up Weekend


I will be having a Spider evening on Friday 30th November 6.30-8.30. All are welcome, no rules but if it is chaos I will put some in place for the next one! Come along for a chat, watch some spiders at a time that they come out to play and feel free to buy if you wish (there is no obligation to buy)


  • Giant Train Millipede (Archispirostreptus species) Adult/Sub-adult

Common Name: Giant Train Millipede
Scientific Name: Archispirostreptus species

Size: Adult/Sub-adult
Status: Wild Caught

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.

Write a review

Please login or register to review

Giant Train Millipede (Archispirostreptus species) Adult/Sub-adult

  • Product Code: 396
  • Availability: 1
  • £18.50


Bestsellers

Giant Train Millipede (Archispirostreptus species) Adult/Sub-adult

Giant Train Millipede (Archispirostreptus species) Adult/Sub-adult

Common Name: Giant Train Millipede Scientific Name: Archispirostreptus species Si..

£18.50

Special Offer
Bumblebee Millipede (Anadenobolus monilicornis) Large Juvenile

Bumblebee Millipede (Anadenobolus monilicornis) Large Juvenile

Common Name: Bumblebee Millipede Scientific Name: Anadenobolus monilicornis Size:..

£5.99

Cockroaches / Livefood (species & sizes will vary) per tub

Cockroaches / Livefood (species & sizes will vary) per tub

Cockroaches (species & sizes will vary) I sometimes only have one species of cockroach av..

£3.99

Selection of Specials

Special Offer
European Yellow Tailed Scorpion (Euscorpius flavicaudis) Small Juvenile (Baby)

European Yellow Tailed Scorpion (Euscorpius flavicaudis) Small Juvenile (Baby)

Common Name: European Yellow Tailed Scorpion Scientific Name: Euscorpius flavicaudis ..

£7.99

Special Offer
Headlight Cockroach (Lucihormetica subcincta) Adult

Headlight Cockroach (Lucihormetica subcincta) Adult

Common Name: Headlight Cockroach Scientific Name: Lucihormetica  subcincta Size: Adult..

£2.50

Special Offer
Florida Woods Cockroach (Eurycotis floridana)  Per tub

Florida Woods Cockroach (Eurycotis floridana) Per tub

Common Name: Florida Woods Cockroach Scientific Name: Eurycotis floridana Size: Vario..

£4.99

Special Offer
Ghana Speckled Leg Millipede (Telodeinopus aoutii) Adult/Sub-adult

Ghana Speckled Leg Millipede (Telodeinopus aoutii) Adult/Sub-adult

Common Name: Ghana Speckled Leg Millipede Scientific Name : Telodeinopus aoutii Size ..

£11.99

Special Offer
Reptile/Bug Jelly Pots x3 (mixed flavours)

Reptile/Bug Jelly Pots x3 (mixed flavours)

Really useful food for many pet bugs and reptiles. I have found them great for cockroaches, crickets..

£1.25

Special Offer
Asian Black Forest Scorpion (Heterometrus species) Adult/Sub-adult

Asian Black Forest Scorpion (Heterometrus species) Adult/Sub-adult

Common Name: Asian Black Forest Scorpion Scientific Name: Heterometrus species S..

£19.99