A medium sized species of millipede (up to 10cm). The body is annulated in light bluish grey and dark grey. A red stripe is present along the dorsal. The legs, antennae and telson spike are pink.
Commonly found in Vietnam and Thailand. Also present in other southeast Asian countries, but always in areas of rainforest and where humidity is high.
House singularly or in groups, in large plastic tanks or glass terrariums. This species is intolerant of temperature fluctuations and should be maintained between 22°C (72°F) and 25°C (77°F) using appropriate heating equipment. Maintain a high level of humidity around 90% with frequent misting, using a hand or pump sprayer.
Provide a deep soil based substrate layer of 7-10cm which is enriched with natural organic matter. Add natural decor such as bark and branches for enrichment and cover. Sphagnum moss can also used for helping maintain humidity.
This species eats mainly fruit and vegetables, but also leaf litter, dead wood and lichen. You must provide these at varying levels of decomposition.
Essential Husbandry info:
Temperature: 22 to 24c
Diet: Rotting leaves, rotting wood, lichens
Overall Diffiuclty: Easy