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Motyxia sp - Motyxia - female

Motyxia sp - Motyxia - Female
About 14 miles from Kern County, California, USA
May 28, 2016
Found by a friend above 6000 ft. Unfortunately I couldn't get any pictures of them glowing, but it is a beautiful sight, even if the glow was a bit dim. I had two females and a male in a shoebox filled with decomposing cottonwood, fermented Traeger sawdust and rotten wood from an unknown tree species. There were a few dead leaves crumbled up and thrown into the mix, along with a layer on top of the substrate for the millipedes to hide in. The male died within a week, and the females lived for almost two weeks until one of them died a few days ago. The females had been seen digging in a few areas of the substrate, I dug around one of those areas and found a sizable clump of eggs! Hopefully they hatch, would be great to get a captive population of this species started!

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