Life Cycle of the Millipede
Millipedes are in the Diplopoda class, making them closer related to crustaceans than insects. They typically live around 7 years, and their gentle nature makes great pets for those who like the non-furry variety. They’re non-threatening detrivores, or consumers of dead and decaying plant matter; this explains why they’re attracted to rotting wood and leaves. Females prefer making nests in soil to lay their eggs, and will use their own feces to create a protective cocoon. Once it’s created, they’ll deposit anywhere from 100 to 300 eggs, which will hatch in about one month.