OMG, this breaks my heart so much; it made me cry. I cannot understand how we can allow this to happen. Every little life is SO SO significant! I go out of my way to save tiny little bugs that get stuck in my bathroom all the time - to date, I've saved a lizard, a few moths, dragonflies, heaps of millipedes, a praying mantis and even a poor wasp just a night ago. There would be so many people willing to come and collect these chick babies and give them a home! I seriously hate some people!!
Arthropleura 8.5 ft. long relative of centipedes and millipedes native to the Late Carboniferous (340 - 280 million years ago) of what is now northeastern North America and Scotland. It is the largest known land invertebrate of all time.
Met this Giant African Millipede today at the Chicago Flower and Garden Show! They are calm and docile and would make a great and interesting class pet! The children at the show seemed to really love it and it would be a great example to teach kids about composting and bugs in general! Very cool!