Giant African Millipede

Archispirostreptus gigas



Mixed sizes: $60/each ( Contact for availability )


Detailed Species Stats -Click-

  • Adult Size: 300 mm+.
  • Care Level: Easy.
  • Temperature Requirements: 65-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Air Humidity: Not picky.
  • Substrate Humidity: Moist.
  • Favorite Foods: Dog food, apple, leaf litter.
  • Locality: None.

The giant African millipede is the world’s longest millipede species with some individuals recorded at over 15 inches long. Once commonly imported as pets, it was found that some populations possessed mites which may feed in part on crop plants such as cotton; soon after, they became extremely rare in the United States. Over time a few invertebrate enthusiasts managed to breed them and small numbers of captive bred individuals have been available in the last decade. Roach Crossing is proud to offer second generation captive bred Archispirostreptus gigas for sale. Adults have been maturing in early 2020, roughly 5 years after hatching. Despite its slow growth, this species is very hardy after a few molts from hatching and thrives on a diet of typical detritivore fair such as dog food, apples, and humus.