Neat Millipede - North American Millipede, Apheloria virginiensis corrugata. Strange, I've never had them lay on their backs. It will probably drop by tomorrow lol. Specimens currently identified as Apheloria virginiensis corrugata [ include unaccepted IDs ] [ exact matches only ] [ with Media ] Google Map of MCZbase specimens BerkeleyMapper + RangeMaps No specimens are cited as this name. There are some darker individuals with the same color pattern in the back. They must like my substrate mixture so far as i have been noticing them chowing down on the soil itself. We also have Classifieds, Reviews, Bite/Sting/Breeding Reports and more! We made this short movie about the cherry millipede, Apheloria virginiensis corrugata. It is recommended that one wash hands after handling this organism as the toxic compounds it secretes are poisonous and can cause extreme irritation if rubbed in the eyes. Neat Millipede - North American Millipede, Apheloria virginiensis corrugata. All were active and tolerant of one one another. Report. He was moving underneath the grass impossible for me to get a shot. Browse more videos. Kentucky Flat Millipede (Apheloria virginiensis) by DiOhio Feb 7, 2008 1:08 AM. Jan 29, 2014 - No common name that I can find for this species. It is recommended that one wash hands after handling this organism as the toxic compounds it secretes are poisonous and can cause extreme irritation if rubbed in the eyes. A. virginiensis corrugata millipede as found in the leaf litter. Species. Jan 29, 2014 - No common name that I can find for this species. any name or code. Very near by were two more dead millipedes. A. virginiensis corrugata millipede found in our back woods at the end of July. These are beautiful. Il millepiedi dal dorso piatto, Apheloria virginiensis corrugata, è un insetto velenoso appartenente alla famiglia Xystodesmidae. retained moisture after days of no rain. It is reported to secrete cyanide compounds as a defense. Just the same, no need to kill the millipedes, either, of course. I will have to get a short video of them doing it one of these near days. What species of trees do you usually add for them zon? This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. Since HCN is a gas at room temperature and could harm Apheloria corrugate if they stored it as HCN, their bodies are designed to store it in a special way. the first time i saw these millipedes was in 2009. i have handled them frequently and never had any problems with them. All were about 2 inches long, had a yellow and black exoskeleton with orange on the edges, and yellow legs. 0:49. Apheloria virginiensis is a large North American millipede. Di questo millepiedi ne esistono diverse specie. Apheloria virginiensis. Known from forests in the eastern U.S., the cherry millipede oozes cyanide and feeds on decaying leaves and other detritus. off. Noticed them really grouping together. Discover Life's page about the biology, natural history, ecology, identification and distribution of Apheloria virginiensis_corrugata (Wood, 1864) -- Discover Life They are fairly loveable and don't seem to excrete often! Current Search Criteria: Clear All. I will have to do as you suggest and put layers in some substrate and then leaf layers for gaps. The second time, the substrate wasn't deep enough to allow for temp gradient and the millipedes expired in the middle of summer(I attributed this to short life span at the time). I love these millipedes and i want to actually keep them successfully as well! I never thought to keep them because of their horrible defense mechanism. Put him on a piece of printer paper. We strive to provide accurate information, but we are mostly just amateurs attempting to make sense of a diverse natural world. Sort of like a Cordyceps fungus? Disclaimer: Dedicated naturalists volunteer their time and resources here to provide this service. on. Millipede - Apheloria virginiensis corrugata. I think they need to be kept no warmer than 65-70 and that's pushing it. Questi colori appariscenti, come in molti altri casi nel regno animale, segnalano ai predatori la pericolosità dell’insetto. i live in maryland. I hope you've completely recovered. Now with new benefits! Key physical characteristics of the black and gold flat millipede include: 1. All were about 2 inches long, had a yellow and black exoskeleton with orange on the edges, and yellow legs. I still think it very strange that they can kill themselves from a substance they can make and excrete in their bodies! Strange. The cyanide secretion makes them smell just like marzipan!" Two were completely intact, one was in pieces, and one was headless but otherwise in one piece. Now there are some bad looking pedes. Playing next. Species ID Suggestions Sign in to suggest organism ID. Funny behavior btw, no idea why they would lie on their backs.. Yea me either. I will keep observing and updating this thread as often a possible! any name or code. In lingua inglese è chiamato Flat-backed Millepede. Apheloria virginiensis… Good luck with them. A. virginiensis corrugata millipede as found in the leaf litter. Thyanks a bunch for the advice i greatly appreciate it! Cyanide producing Millipede - Apheloria virginiensis corrugata - Identified via Bugguide.net - Handle with caution! I don't see my millies dig... ever. Subspecies corrugata (Apheloria virginiensis corrugata) Remarks . It occurs from the vicinity of Montreal, Quebec, … I spotted four of these large, colorful millipedes within 25 feet of each other along a trail. They were all on top of rotting logs, and all four were dead. I will get pictures of mines strange bahaviors. Like other millipedes the world over, A. virginiensis prefers dark and damp places where the musty air carries the thick scent of moss and fungus, shed leaves and rotting wood. Sounds like some kind of ‘zombie fungus’, kinda wild when you think about it. In the three separate occasions I've tried to get reproduction I've been able to get slightly more success each time, i.e., egg production...hatching...molting. Here in New Jersey I consider it a good hike when I run into one of these highly colored dudes .. In Jar one I handled one millipede and it smelled like cherries then placed it back in its container. They are the strangest millipedes I have owned. They are fairly active and of course I had one laying belly up again though for no reason except that maybe it felt like it! I did poke "pits" into the substrate and they pile in there in large groups. Thanx for the updates and photos. They are quite tame, and I have handled them many times without any problems. 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