Hermit Crab

Scientific Name:
Coenibita clypeatus

Geographical Range:
Warm tropical climates including sandy beaches.

Diet:
Omnivores, consuming meat, fresh fruits and vegetables.

Size:
Their body size can get over 8 cm not including shell.

How long can they live?
They can live up to 15 years, and are sometimes called tree crabs as they can climb trees

African Giant Millipede

Scientific Name:
Archispirostreptus gigas

Geographical Range:
Tropical and sub-tropical western Africa.

Diet:
Herbivores, consuming a variety of vegetables and fruits including leaf lettuce, cucumber (their favorite food), tomatoes, melon, peaches, bananas, etc.

Size:
Adults can grow as large as 30 cm.

Do these Millipedes have thousands of legs?
No, they usually have between 100-400 legs (2 sets of legs per body segment). Each time they molt, they add more segments and therefore more legs.

Giant Snail

Scientific Name:
Achatina fulica (East African Land Snails), Achatina marginata (West African Land Snails)

Geographical Range:
Eastern and Western Africa

Diet:
Herbivores, consuming a variety of fresh vegetables and fruits, such as cucumber, lettuce, apple and leafy greens such as spinach and kale.

Size:
The smaller of these snails (Achatina fulica) can reach up to 10 cm (shell length), while larger snails (Achatina achatina) can reach up to 30 cm.

How long can African Land Snails live?
They average about 5-6 years, but can live up to 10 years.

Red Millipede

Scientific Name:
Ephibolus pulchripes

Geographical Range:
Native to Africa, mainly Kenya and Tanzania

Diet:
Vegetables and Fruit

Size:
Adults can grow up to 15 cm..

Interesting fact:
When Millipedes are afraid, they curl up into a ball and hide their head in the center.

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