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A Giant Green Roly-Poly
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    A Giant Green Roly-Poly



    How do I get one?

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    Re: A Giant Green Roly-Poly

    Is that for real? Do you have any species info on it?

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    Re: A Giant Green Roly-Poly

    I'm pretty sure it's real. I don't know anything about them - except that I want one.

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    Re: A Giant Green Roly-Poly

    looks like you're looking for a Sphaerotherium hippocastaneum, the Malagasy Giant Emerald Green Pill Millipede. i have noooo idea where you would find those. try posting on AB and maaaybe someone will have one.

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    Re: A Giant Green Roly-Poly

    i just saw one on gladesherp that was 3.5" for $20.

    hope that helps!

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    Re: A Giant Green Roly-Poly

    Sweet! Thanks.

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    Re: A Giant Green Roly-Poly

    Quote Originally Posted by unintuitive
    Sweet! Thanks.
    no prob!

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    Re: A Giant Green Roly-Poly

    Hello,
    The malagasy giant Pill millipede is not as popular as it was a few years ago.
    Mainly because all the specimens imported they all died. I can live from two weeks to 6 months if you are lucky and give them the right set up.

    It is believe that they carry a microorganism in their guts that helps them digest the food and it is a really delicate organism that dies very easy if the right food or temp ot humidity is not offered.

    So all of the specimens will died from starvation, you will se them eating and you will find their frass but the food is not offering any nutrition, so they will just die.

    A common sign of a dying Pill millipede is little brown spots on their body, more and more will appear until they die.

    There are other pillmillipedes available in the hobby that are not as delicate and the malagasy one.
    for example the Tanzanian Brown pill millipedes, they can live up to 2 years in captivity but no reproduction has been recorded.

    There are other species from Asia that can also be kept alive for some time in captivity and even reprtoduce but they are not as big as the Malagasy one.

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