Telodeinopus aouti - giant african olive millipede
Size - subadult
Source - wc
Country of origin - Africa
A very easy to care for species of millipede but are brilliant escape artists if they get the chance so a secure enclosure is a must for them. They can grow up to 19cm long. This species is semi arboreal so climbing branches need to be provided. As with other millipedes, a plentiful supply of rotten white wood and rotten leaves should always be available. They also enjoy fruit and veg when offered. Protein can be provided in the form of fish food flakes, the baby millipedes especially appreciate an unusually high amount of protein in addition to the usual diet. These can be very prolific breeders in captivity with the babies being easy to care for as they can be left with the adults.