Giant African Millipede
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Archispirostreptus gigas commonly known as Giant African millipedes are the largest living species of millipede maxing out at 4 to 14 inches in length. These gentle giants make amazing pets and are content to be handled gently and allowed to explore with minimal interference or startling movements. They enjoy a varied diet of fruits, vegetables, and decaying wood preferring softer foods like bananas, tomatoes, and baby greens. Their first line of defense is to curl up in a tight ball guarded by their durable exoskeleton. When provoked further they secrete a foul tasting irritating liquid called repugnatorial fluid to deter potential predators. They require deep substrate with plenty of opportunities to burrow prioritizing floor space over height.
USED EQUIPMENT SALES ARE LOCAL PICK UP ONLY - NO SHIPPING!
IMPORTANT SHIPPING INFORMATION DUE TO COVID19
FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR ANIMAL, ALL LIVE ANIMALS WILL CONTINUE TO BE HELD AT YOUR NEAREST FED-EX HUB.
We are not doing home deliveries at this time. We ship Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday weather permitting to your closest hub for pickup. Shipping is priority overnight with FedEx through Ship Your Reptiles.
We at New England Reptile want to make sure that your animal makes it to you not only alive but safely. We pride ourselves on our professional packaging to ensure that your animal will be protected during the stress of shipment.
Please note that purchasing an animal does not mean that the animal will ship the same day. We will contact you about available shipment dates as well as signing our sales agreement. You will not receive tracking updates until we make your label which will then go to your email. Do not call to schedule shipment dates we require email confirmation to track shipments.
We have shipped safely year round for years and will continue to do so as the weather allows. We have been shipping and selling for over 20 years and have an amazing track record getting our customers their animals in a timely and SAFE manner.
We will not ship until we confirm the order with you and confirm that you will be able to get to the nearest hub (during Covid) or have someone home to receive your new pet. Please call us at (603) 382-2772 if you have any questions about shipping your animal!
We offer a live arrival guarantee. We do not offer any guarantee past your animal arriving safely as the animals we have available for sale are well started, eating, and in perfect health when they leave the facility.
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