Olive Millipede

Tylobolus uncigerus “Cottonwood”

Mixed sizes: $15/each
Starter colony (8 mixed): $100

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  • Adult Size: 120 mm.
  • Care Level: Easy.
  • Temperature Requirements: 65-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Air Humidity: Not picky.
  • Substrate Humidity: Moist.
  • Favorite Foods: Dog food, leaf litter, rotting wood.
  • Locality: Cottonwood, California, United States.

Dwelling in forested areas of the United States’ west coast and representing the northernmost member of its genus, the olive millipede is an excellent beginner species. They are tolerant of a wide range of temperatures and conditions, as long as rotting wood (or very high quality rotted leaves) is provided. A tankful of wood can last a small colony many years. This species is slower growing than other familiar millipedes such as ivories and southern lines of American giants, but is respectively long-lived. In excellent lighting the coloration of large immatures and adult females is eerily reminiscent of that of the giant green pill millipedes that many hobbyists have fawned over.