The most common millipedes kept by hobbyists are the various species that are imported under the name "Giant African Black Millipede." It is, unfortunately, almost impossible to accurately identify many species of millipedes, but we are fortunate that a number of interesting and colorful species are coming in.'s Millipede Pages:





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Myriapod publication links (PDF):

Bond & Sierwald. 2002. Cryptic speciation in the Anadenobolus excisus millipede species complex on the island of Jamaica. Evolution 56(6): 1123-35.

Carrel & Eisner. 1984. Spider sedation induced by defensive chemicals of milliped prey. PNAS 81: 806-10.

Eisner, et al. 1998. Rendering the inedible edible: circumvention of a millipede's chemical defense by a predaceous beetle larva (Phengodidae). PNAS 95: 1108-1113.

Telford & Webb. 1998. The energetic cost of copulation in a polygynandrous millipede. J Exp. Biol. 201: 1847-9.