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Cariblatta lutea

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  1. Unfortunately the original 11 I had all died when I let my friend babysit them for few weeks while I was out of town. However, I was able to collect 8 more specimens this year that are presumably 7 males and 1 female so hopefully I'll have better luck this time.
  2. I don't think I've shared this specimen here before.
  3. Hopefully more people have success so they become as common as Gyna lurida!
  4. Very rare millipede from central Florida. Fortunately they were fairly easy to breed.
  5. That's what I'm suspecting. Hoping they'll lay eggs this winter
  6. So far none have died in my care but there's no sign of babies
  7. I collected them at Big Pine Key, FL under limestones. Apparently they are found throughout the Keys. I raised mine on fish flakes, squash, apple, and dog food.
  8. Yep. Got more babies recently and the first batch of babies are almost mature now.
  9. These were collected from Tampa, FL. They have similar color to Ocala strain, but adult females develop yellow spots on the margin of their abdomen.
  10. Relatively easy species to breed and care for.
  11. I was lucky enough to see hundreds of these on a hike. Interestingly, only 6 of the ones I saw were females.
  12. I keep it moist. Never kept it dry before. Also, not all wood seems to work (probably has something to do with the level of decay) but the sawdust from wood pellet has worked for me.
  13. I keep mine on sawdust from wood pellets (tractor supply's wood pellet seems to work the best). You just mix it with potting soil (20 potting soil to 80 sawdust) and let it age for about a week. I keep mine on moist side. Interestingly they only seem to breed in spring time. I've had them for 3 years now and I've only see newborns pop up when the spring warmth hits.
  14. Hmmm....sounds like they are a lot more pain in the butt to keep than I anticipated. Quite glad I got rid of them now cause I'm using that space for Porcellio expansus, which are doing much better.
  15. Mine had a good mix of male and female. Ones that died were mostly small and medium sized juveniles. I actually speculated that to be a problem and removed all the big males and left only one small male one time and that still didn't stop the deaths so I stopped removing males at that point.
  16. I love these guys but I can't seem to keep them happy for some reason. They'd breed and grow, but I see high cannibalism rate and I occasionally find specimens that seem to have died from stress. I ended up selling away my entire colony because of this
  17. Thank you for the info. Looks like I need to avoid those at all cost!
  18. Can you tell me what isopod species died from algae wafers? I toss some of my algae wafers to Porcellio expansus and magnificus along with few other species but now I'm worried.
  19. I still have mine. I saw at least 2 dozen nymphs ranging from 2nd instar to 4th so they are doing well
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