What Do Millipedes Eat?

What Do Millipedes Eat?

Many individuals are afraid of millipedes. Their bodies are lengthy and lean. Some millipede species can grow to approximately 115 mm in length. Many people believe they are frightening-looking even when they are curled up. Due to their numerous legs, millipedes are sometimes referred to as “thousand-leggers.” In fact, the millipede possesses two pairs of legs on practically every part of its body.

Outdoor living is preferred by millipedes. They prefer humid environments since they require a lot of moisture. Which depends on the species you are caring for. Make sure to always do your research regarding your specific millipede! In the yard’s flower beds and gardens, millipedes can be observed. They can be found living beneath mulch, fallen leaves, or even heaps of grass clippings. Millipedes can also survive between the thatch between the grass and the soil in well-established lawns.

The majority of millipedes are scavengers in their native environment. They consume bits of rotting or moist wood. Additionally, they consume dead leaves and other plant matter. Millipedes will attack living plants if their habitat begins to dry up. The delicate roots and emerald leaves can provide them with moisture.

Millipedes repeatedly lose their skin as they develop. Each time they molt, they consume the leftover skins. It is important to give your millipedes a balanced diet of protein, rotten leaves, rotten wood, and the occasional fruit or vegetable. Millipedes get all of their nutrition from the substrate.  According to some scientists, this restores calcium that has been lost. Earthworms, snails, and small insects are occasionally also consumed by millipedes. 

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 Changing their environment is usually necessary for millipede control if your native species are overpopulating. The millipede habitats surrounding your home can be found easily once you can identify where they like to stay. The major key is to duplicate the exact environment the millipede comes from! It is important to note that all millipedes will require different nutritional value, which essentially comes from the substrate. For guaranteed success for your millipedes no matter what kind you may have. Our team here at Terrarium Station has made the most nutritional substrate, wood, leaves, protein etc. for 100% success with our very very rare species. 


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