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Here are some new pics of Slinky...enjoy! She's my baby!







 

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She looks great!

I don't know if I could handle her though!!
 

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Awww she's cute! Does she bite? That's the only thing I would be worried about while holding her...lol

But she's rreeeeeaaalllllllyyyyy cute!
 

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ohhh wow, how long ago did you get her...how long do they live...cute though!:D
 

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lol oh hun, im so glad you love it!!! it's certainly neat, but i could never touch it i dont think.....
 

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Im with you, I don't think I could play with it but I'm glad you like it
 

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Thanks guys!

To answer your questions:
She is about a foot long now.She is full size.The African giant millipede gets to be about 12 inches.I have to add,she is pretty heavy too for a critter!

No,she does not bite.AGM's are very docile creatures and have a mouth similar to that of a grasshopper.

I got her last month.I have been trying for ages to get one,but could never find one and then my friend found one and got it for me and here Slinky is today! :)

AFG millipedes can live up to about 10 yrs,sometimes a little longer.





 

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oh you mean your Slinky baby!!

Yes...very cute!
I would touch her if i could. I think she would feel neato! :)
 

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that is huge i never expected it to be so big. it actually creeps me out a little lol...... and i like bugs
does she have a personality....
if so tell me about it im interested
 

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Slinky does have personality as far as a bug goes...LOL! Actually millipedes are anthropods (I think I spelled that right).

From all the info I read and other pede owners I have talked to,millipedes often curl into a tight ball when they are picked up.However Slinky has NEVER curled into a ball when I handle her,only when she sleeps does she ball up.She seems to like my hands,as I have a hard time getting her off.She clings on tightly and hates leaving...I have to coax her off with food.

Also she sometimes is a little shy.If someone else looks at her,like family members or other people while I am holding her,she tends to tuck her head down,as if she is bashful.It is quite cute actually.

Other then that,she don't really do much.
 

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Intriguing little critter...she's a beautiful millipede, I've never seen one so big! Ten years is a long life span -- I'd have never guessed she'd live so long. She'd be interesting to hold for sure, though invertibrates aren't really my thing; I tend to prefer owning pets that have a backbone, lol. My old zoology professor would just die though! She would LOVE her, haha :D
 

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Slinky is CUTE!! I hope no accidents wile she was around your neck....was that a hard place to have her on? Kinda hard to coax her off there!!

EDIT...THAT WAS YOUR ARM, :lol:
 

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neat!!!
 

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WOW I have never seen one before (freaks me out) I've seen little things like that i the garden but I'm Scared of bugs big time i even cant stand a christmas beatle running into me I scream.lol
He looks very nice though. You must have no fear (good on you)
 

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WOW I have never seen one before (freaks me out) I've seen little things like that i the garden but I'm Scared of bugs big time i even cant stand a christmas beatle running into me I scream.lol
He looks very nice though. You must have no fear (good on you)
Awwwww...I am not afraid of bugs or insects.I love creepy crawlies! :D
 

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I would get the shakes and cry i if slinky was on me.:cry:
 
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