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Question for Millipede people

Hi everyone,

My captive orthoporus millipede has been under the soil for around 5-6 months now. She went under mid-April to early May. I’ve heard they can stay hidden for as long as 3 months but it has now been much longer. Should I try to find her? Can they die while shedding? I had gotten her fairly recently before she disappeared and she didn’t seem to be in great health.
I’ve been misting the cage every day and keep the water dish filled in case she comes up at night. Any suggestions are very much appreciated.

Thanks!
Visnake

Millipedes
I would certainly look for her,i have several millipedes, they are nocturnal, she should be coming out at night. Put a food dish out. They love, root vegetables, mushrooms, there's something called bug burger, that has everything they need , nutrition wise. Amazon.
bananas, carrots, strawberries. Melon, romaine lettuce.
Mine love that.
When they die, they give off a horrible smell. That's another way of telling.
Im always looking to see if mine are ok.
Very carefully.
Also, they like to live in colonies. They like company.
Just get the kinds that eat the same foods.
I have bumblebee, scarlet, smoky oak/ghost together.
All the same sex. I don't want babies.

 
Thanks!
Actually, I dug her up the other day and all that was left in the place she burrowed in was a yucky shell. I hope she’s not dead 😬

It was a yucky brown with yucky white and greenish spots covering it

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