Ward's is Back!!-- But you need might need a permit to order? IE Regular individuals might not be able to purchase.
Please don't be skeptical...
Watch the video! Ward's Scientific (was at the time of video) selling Archispirostreptus gigas millipedes, or African Giant Blacks for $26.30 a piece! My shipping cost was $15. I purchased 5 from them and received 3 males, 2 females. The smallest was over 7 inches long. See the video...I unbox them in front of your eyes. I only edited the video to make it shorter and so my personal information (on packing slip) wasn't captured on camera. No tricks, I promise. These look identical to AGBs I purchased from Ken the Bug Guy; $65 for each female and $135 for each male. PLEASE do yourself a favor and order from Ward's if you want A. gigas. I don't see much chance of them switching to a different species because A. gigas is the least difficult to import since it has been around for so long.
Here's what others had to say: (If you want your story posted contact me.)
I just got a couple millipedes from Wards. I agree with you. These certainly look just like every other A. gigas I have ever had. I got a pair of 8" females and intend to go back for another pair this week. Thanks again for sharing the link! Sure is a better price then the usual $100+ each.
...I understand the skepticism. I was rather skeptical as well. But I would have been happy with Thyropygus sp as well. And at that price I was willing to take the risk. You are free to quote me on your site. I just ordered 2 more. I asked for a male, but expect they will just grab 2 at random.
So why am I sharing this with you?
I WANT TO SAVE YOU MONEY AND PERPETUATE THE MILLIPEDE HOBBY. Sure, I could purchase and resell them. That's fair business practice, right? This happens all the time in retail...but They already cost too much. But it's the best price I have found so GO FOR IT! Remember to spread the word!