Giant African Millipede

  • They are found in various countries in Africa.
  • Giant millipedes have an expected lifespan of about 7-10 years.
  • Millipedes usually have between 100-400 legs (2 sets of legs per body segment). Each time they moult, they add more segments
  • Adult size is about 10 inches long.
  • They eat fruit and vegetables along with rotted oak leaf litter and wood.
  • They have two main modes of defence if they feel threatened: they curl into a tight spiral, and they secrete an irritating liquid from pores on their body.