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ARE CENTIPEDES VENOMOUS?

Yes, all centipedes are venomous. The strength of the venom depends on species

CAN I HANDLE MY CENTIPEDE?

We do not recommend handling centipedes due to the risk of being bitten or the risk to the animal should you drop it

MY CENTIPEDE ISN'T EATING, WHAT'S WRONG WITH IT?

It may be too cold, check your temperature is correct for the species you have.

It may be due to moult or simply be not hungry, give it a week or so and try again

MY CENTIPEDE IS HIDING, WHAT DO I DO?

Many centipedes prefer to live secretive lives, especially through the day or it may be getting ready to moult. Don't Panic!

HOW SOON DO I FEED MY CENTIPEDE AFTER RECEIVING IT?

It may eat straight away but we recommend letting it settle for a few days before giving it its first meal

CAN I KEEP CENTIPEDES TOGETHER IN THE SAME ENCLOSURE?

Although some are reported to be communal, we do not recommend it as they usually eat each other

HOW MUCH IS SHIPPING?

Shipping is £9.00 in the UK for livestock, sent next day guaranteed delivery. Dry goods are calculated by weight. For shipping costs outside the UK please contact us prior to purchase

DO YOU SHIP OUTSIDE THE UK?

We do ship to countries (except France) inside the EU weather permitting. However it is your responsibility to ensure that you have any permits required to import the animal to your country. We cannot guarantee live arrival outside the UK. We do not ship to countries outside of the EU

CAN I REQUEST A MALE OR FEMALE ANIMAL?

All of our animals are sold as unsexed unless stated otherwise on the specimen.
With some specimens we can try to sex the animal if requested but the sex is not guaranteed

MY ANIMAL HAS ARRIVED DEAD, WHAT DO I DO?

Contact us immediately and send a clear picture of the animal. We will reply to you as soon as possible. Please be aware that we only guarantee live arrival, we are not responsible for your animal dying after it has been with you for more than 24 hours. We do not guarantee live arrival outside the UK

WHAT DAYS DO YOU SHIP?

Our shipping days are Monday to Thursday. We cannot ship on Fridays as we cannot guarantee next day delivery on a Saturday. We cannot ship if the weather is too cold. If this happens we will contact you as soon as we are able to ship out

ARE MILLIPEDES DANGEROUS?

No, they aren't venomous and don't bite. they may scrape the skin if handled but are unable to cause harm to a human

I HAVE YELLOW/PURPLE STAINS FROM HOLDING MY MILLIPEDE, IS THIS DANGEROUS?

Don't worry, some millipedes excrete this as a defence. It is harmless and will wash off in a few days

CAN MILLIPEDES BE KEPT TOGETHER?

They are social animals and can happily live together. Some species can be kept with others but this isn't always suitable. Please research the species you want to keep together to see if they are compatible

I HAVEN'T SEEN MY MILLIPEDE IN WEEKS, WHAT DO I DO?

Most millipedes are very secretive, try looking in the enclosure at night, put some soft veg in (cucumber is usually a favourite) and see if it has been eaten by the morning or simply wait. Millipedes hide underground while they are moulting and it is not unusual for this process to take several weeks. Don't try to dig them up as the are very fragile at this time