Optimised captive husbandry conditions for the Western Australian ‘Marri Millipede' Antichiropus variabilis (Diplopoda: Polydesmida: Paradoxosomatidae), with notes on natural history and tissue preservation techniques

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ABSTRACT – The millipede genus Antichiropus Attems, 1911, is extremely diverse and the majority of species are endemic to south-western Western Australia. Very little is known about the general biology of species of Antichiropus; however, these millipedes are becoming useful models for studies of speciation and sexual selection, and remain central to SRE-based conservation planning for government and industry in the expanding resources sector of Western Australia. This paper details optimised captive husbandry conditions and observations made regarding the natural history of one species – Antichiropus variabilis – following three years of fi eld collecting and laboratory-based behavioural and molecular research.

Author(s) Janine M. Wojcieszek, Mark S. Harvey, and Michael G. Rix
Records 26 : Part 1
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