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MILLIPEDES

Unfortunately, even with the knowledge we have about nature nowadays, a lot of rare animals are taken from the wild to be kept in captivity. Also with millipedes this is a big. A very good example of this is the red-legged fire millipede (Aphistogoniulus corallipes). It has an area of occupancy of no more than 10 square kilometers in the Manantantely forest, Madagascar. Its numbers are declining rapidly due to bad conservation. A lot of people don't know this when they buy this wonderful species. There is a high demand for this species, so a lot of these are still being taken from the wild. Only a small number of people invest time in breeding them, because it's a lot easier to capture them than to have them breed in captivity.

 

We have started up breeding programmes for several species to be able to supply captive bred animals instead of wild caught ones, so that hobbyists can have a responsible choice of a range of millipedes.

Below, you can find some pictures of the species we are currently breeding.