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Snipes
Posted: August 14, 2009 11:09 pm
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I want to set up a nice tank with 6 (3 different bloodlines woohoo) Archispirostreptus gigas millipedes and 2-3 Damon diadema to stay at the top. The tank will be set up in a 12" x 12" x 18" (LxWxH) and will be kept moist. I might also get isopods to clean things up for the inevitable things that will try to take over such a loving atmosphere for them to grow in. I have the pedes, the tank is coming, and I am looking into getting the Damons soon. Any caveots predicted? Do you think this would work?
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Grant Brown (GRB)
Posted: September 12, 2009 02:32 pm
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Providing you supply plenty of vertical space, the Damon should be fine. I have 4 D.diadema in a communal tank and they rarely venture to the ground. The males seem to prefer hanging onto the mesh roof whereas the females inhabit the lower regions nearer the heatmat.

I'm not great with millipedes, but so long as they can tolerate high humidity and temps of around 25C, they should be fine.

[Edit] Wait, i've just read the size of the tank. It's not big enough for 2-3 adult Damon IMO. I would go for something bigger - they need about 8" of space each when you take into account of their antenneform legs. Another caveat is that males will become territorial, so always mix only 1 male and x females together unless you have a really large tank. To put it in perspective, I have an exo terra 45cm^3 tank for 4 adults (2 male, 2 female).

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