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    For future reference its best not to bump such an old thread. This one is from 2008. You can always make a new post.

    About your millipede - its hard to say with out knowing the exact species you have. All of them are different.
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    Sounds dead to me sorry to say. On the other hand their are a lot of folks that won't consider an invert dead until it starts to decompose as they can be tricky like that. At best it sounds very dehydrated though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunar Gecko View Post
    For future reference its best not to bump such an old thread. This one is from 2008. You can always make a new post.

    About your millipede - its hard to say with out knowing the exact species you have. All of them are different.
    sorry i didn't notice or think anyone would mind sense it's kind of the same topic.. i was actually searching through google when coming across this thread and needed to ask folks in an area that knows about it.. but it is noted, i just signed up here. thanks.. :]

    i'm not sure what species it is.. but i think i have an answer.. :[ look for my reply to tiger cowboy below prolly..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiger Cowboy View Post
    Sounds dead to me sorry to say. On the other hand their are a lot of folks that won't consider an invert dead until it starts to decompose as they can be tricky like that. At best it sounds very dehydrated though.
    hey... i'm sorry to say.. :[ but i think your right.. it died.. i think.. i know this weird to do and odd.. but i cracked it in half and it was hollow inside. no guts or anything.. but it was only 3 days sense it's last walk around on my hand.. i found it odd how it would be all hallow inside.. i'm sorry it was me my first try.. maybe my attempt to keep it warm for the winter may have dehydrated the poor guy.. i did normally spray the tank once a day and i would let it walk on my hand and drink droplets of water i put in his path.. well sorry any ways.. he was a cute tiny little thing..

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    I dont know much about millipedes but that almost sounds like a molt to me. have you searched all the cage? However you might have dehydrated him to the point where he would not rot. Never cut water....

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    i did.. i checked the whole cage.. looked under every nook and cranny... i didn't see anything else.. no where.. i didn't cut water.. but i moved his tank away from the window and closer to the radiator. cause i thought sense it was winter; he might be cold.. but it may have been the opposite.. too warm for a little guy.. i dunno. but i have decided to throw the shell/corpse out.. thank you very much tho, everyone..

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