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-American Giant Millipede-

Narceus americanus


-One of our largest and most widespread Spirobolid in North America. N. americanus range from Southeastern Canada to Florida and as far west as East Texas. Like other Spirobolids, they can release chemical secretion when threatened. It is an organic cocktail of benzoquinones and is harmless. It is a powerful taste deterrant and can cause discomfort if applied to mucus membranes. 


-N. americanus is found in deciduous forest floors, forest edge, grassy fields, marshy forests and even sandy scrub land. They are adept climbers and will sometimes scale trees while foraging. Like other millipedes they are dependant on moisture and during dry spells become quite reclusive. For all millipedes, success begins with good substrate composition. Rich, organic biodegrading plant matter, leaf litter, hardwood, and flake soil are all excellent ingredients.


-These larger North American species typically measure 3.5-5" in total length. 

American Giant Millipede

  • All sizes are approximations, as these are living creatures some variables will occur. Measurement for centipedes and millipedes is total length, from head to terminal body/leg segment. 

  • All live orders are shipped via FedEx priority overnight. All animals are guaranteed to arrive alive and in good health. For residential or business deliveries you are required to receive the package at first delivery attempt. For orders held for pick-up at shipping centers, you are required to claim the package by end of day. Otherwise the Live arrival guarantee is voided.

    In the event of a DOA I request photographic documentation of such, and notification within an hour of receiving the package. A refund of the animals purchase price will be issued or a replacement specimen scheduled for shipping. No refund of shipping costs is available. 

    Orders will be shipped in insulated shipping containers and when appropriate, will be shipped with either heating or cooling packs. 

    If you wish to combine live orders and merchandise in a single package please contact us via email to work out details regarding your order and the safest method to accomplish such. 

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