Q: What could cause my Giant African Millipede to go limp as a noodle?

November 23, 2011 | By BethAnn M. | 1 answer | Expired: 1523 days ago

What could cause my Giant African Millipede to go limp as a noodle?

I fear Millie the Thoroughly Modern Millipede has 100 feet in the grave and I don't know what to do to save her. She is a Giant Black African Train and cost me a lot here in Utah. Last night and today she has gone completely LIMP! She is not moving except in slow reactions to being touched on her feelers and legs and such. She just hangs like a worm. What on earth could be wrong with her? Does anyone know?

My exotic vet does not treat arthropods so I am in the dark here and in tears.

Readers' Answers (1)

Nov 23, 2011

I am so sorry thats hard I have had baby spiders before but they would not eat any thing I gave them even if it was still alive luckily I was able to let them go before it was too late. I know that petco sells milipedes try calling them I have no idea what would cause this it sounds like what a pill bug does when they are hidding but they don't stay like that for days on end could it be possible that Millie is pregnant I don't know if she has been around a male or not or even if they get pregnant or lay eggs but could this be possible I would look online for info and for a book and call some other wild life vets cause I know alot about animals but I am at a loss here too good luck I hope she is okay.

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