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    8) Here ya go a very easy to care for critter... Giant african black millipedes. These 2 came from the Illinois swap that a bunch of us had just gone to.. These millies are alot bigger than they look in the pic, when they open up they are very long..

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    I really like those things... how do you feed them and well do you know of a place with a care sheet.,...???
    Thanx. cuda.. I think I might get some of those... I am kinda' getting into things that are easy to care for with live plants in the cage with them...
    Eric aka...Red

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      8) Heres some links for ya Red.. They are easy to care for. Mine i keep in a moist woodland type cage and they have small rotted log for climbing and hidding, they chew on it also, i have a flat jar lid that i use for there feed dish.. There temp is at 78 right now, i have moss in there and some rotted leafs.. I mist there cage every day lightly. You can use a tiny water dish that isnt deep so they dont drown...I feed them a big variety of fruits veggies and they also get leaf lettuce, i sprinkle vitamin calcium powder over there food 3 times a week.. you can handle them just make sure you was your hands after you do.. Most of them will curl up when you pick them up but once you sit still for few mins they open up and start crawling around...Try not to squeez then when you pic them up.... hope these links help..

      http://www.petbugs.com/caresheets/A-gigas.html

      http://www.key-net.net/users/swb/pet_arthropod/mill.htm

      Heres one thats got lots links to good millie info..
      http://www.herper.com/myriapods/millipedes.html

      http://invert.freeservers.com/caresheetmill.html

      this is a cute page..
      http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Vault/5587/

      Heres another page that has nice pics and also links on the bottom..
      ttp://www.whozoo.org/Intro2001/jamibump/JMB_Millipede.htm

      http://www.bramblebear.com/millipede.html
      Its very easy to find tons info on these cool easy care critters... I really like um, i have had them off and on for over the last 12yrs..

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        Those guys are pretty cool. They look pretty big even balled up..lol

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          8)These 2 millies are still doing very well and im gona take um out today in the grass and do a messurement on them to see how long they are.... The one female is getting pretty hefty, they are both females gona have to work on getting a male from someone i know that carries alot of these millies.... ;D

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            LOL, i remember when i was like 10 i went to lake george in NY and i was in the woods exploring and i heard a weird noise on the leaves, it was one of those big millipedes, i dunno if it was someones pet that got out or what, i brought it home and kept it in a little container but my friend decided to pick it up and he dropped it by accident and it died lol.

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              8)Ok its time for me to start hunting down a male millie so my big girls can have some baby millies... I think it would be cool to have alot of them crawling around here... LOL!!!! ;D

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                Those guys are dope to touch on what Zack said I have seen big millis in the wild in North A,erica..But I dont htink they were as big as those two african milis ;D

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                  8) There are several millies here in america and non get as big as the africans do.. we have some here in Michigan that are like a burgandy color and they reach about 4 to 5 inches.. we use to find them all the time here on the property under rotted wood and boards... il have to get ya a list so you know where to find um..... they all make great pets, just wash your hands after handling them..... ;D

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                    yeah thats about right cuda, 4-5 inches with red legs? lol i want one they are so fun,, i havent seen any here in connecticut though, just at lake george, they sure do make a racket when they are walking through the woods :

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                      Cool Cuda i would like to see that list. Quick question? Why do you keep stressing the wash your hands do these guys give off some excretions when you hold them, are they mildly poisionis, do they cary some disease? I always wash hands after handling pets but, I noticed you've said that two or three times during this thread...

                      Jayson

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                        8) thats cool Zack, i didnt think we had any here in Mich. till me and the kids found some out back few yrs in a row.. Jayson they do give off a secretion that can burn and also you never want to get it in your mouth or eyes or nose.. Most of them get use to being handled and will only put out the secretions if harassed.. Mine havent done that yet as they are soooo stinkin mellow and will open right up now after few secs in your hand.... just wash like i said after handling just in case... There secretions are there only deffence against preditors..its wierd to hold one so you can see its under side with all those legs moving... LOL!!! I highly recomend millies as a easy care and first time pet...

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                          Cool , Thanks Cuda. Thats what I figured but wasn't sure. ;D ;D

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                            8)NP Jayson gona work on that list today for yaz of millies.. Dont let the secretions thing scare you from ever getting one.. No specail lighting or heating requierd for them and very easy to care for they are neat little critters.. They only need a cage with humidity which all ya gota do is mist them every so often and around 78 to 82 temps.. no specail lighting requierd.. easy feeding fruits and veggies and some calcium powder on there food.. a rotted log and some peatmoss mix bedding your good to go.. cage size can be a simple large critter keeper.. I love um im looking to get some Flame millies which are flame red...way cool..... ;D

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