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Black spots on centipede

Discussion in 'Myriapods' started by steel, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. steel

    steel Arachnopeon

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    I recently noticed some black spots on my Texas red-headed centipede I'm wondering if they can be a problem?

    He still eats just fine is active and everything else! Thank you for all your help!
     

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  2. Staehilomyces

    Staehilomyces Arachnoprince Active Member

    Could be mycosis, which may suggest you're keeping your pede a little too moist. That, or it's merely an old injury.
     
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  3. steel

    steel Arachnopeon

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    thank you!! i changed its soil and gave him a moist hide if he wont's it!!
     
  4. Scoly

    Scoly Arachnobaron Active Member

    That doesn't look too moist from the photo, but @Staehilomyces is correct, it can be mycosis which, or injury. You can usually tell from the pattern of incidence. If there are entire areas which are mottled, or new spots appear, then it's likely mycosis and you need to look at increasing the ventilation in the enclosure.
     
  5. steel

    steel Arachnopeon

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    thank you!!! i have already changed out the soil but i have also added a moist hide as well as a larger water dish. currently i have not seen any new spots!!!!