Archispirostreptus gigas - giant african train millipede
Size - juvenile - subadult
Source - WC
Country of origin - Africa
Humidity 60 - 75%
These are the true giants of the millipede world growing up to 25+ cm! These are also a very long lived species with some individuals living to be around 10 years old. Optimum temp is between 24-28c with a humidity of 60 - 75%. As with all millipedes, these animals require a deep substrate with plenty of dead leaves and rotten white wood. They also eagerly eat soft fruit and vegetables.
Please note that these animals are very strong and therefore need an escape proof enclosure as they can easily force their way out if precautions are not taken.
Captive breeding can happen with these millipedes but isn't common and if this is something that you would like to attempt, we recommend doing a lot of research on this species.
Definitely one to add to your collection