Common Name: Thailand Rainbow Millipede
Scientific Name: Tonkinbolus caudulanus
Status: Captive Bred
Food: Fruit, vegetables, leaf litter, rotten wood
A pretty millipede blue-grey with reddish banding and legs. Adult size up to 12cm.
How I keep Mine
I keep my Thailand Rainbow 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 enjoy fruit and vegetables more than the leaf litter and wood. They are an easy to keep species and also breed readily in captivity. As with all tropical millipedes, 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.
Thailand Rainbow Millipede (Tonkinbolus caudulanus) Adult/Sub-adult
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