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Water crystals for centipedes

Discussion in 'Myriapods' started by vyadha, May 3, 2019.

  1. vyadha

    vyadha Arachnosquire

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    We these safe for pedes as a way to help keep substrate moist?
     
  2. MasterOogway

    MasterOogway Arachnosquire Active Member

    Just stick with water. No need to use crystals for literally anything, ever. :)
     
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  3. vyadha

    vyadha Arachnosquire

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    I’m going out if town for a week in late June. It’s oretty dry where i live. Looking for a way to keep the moisture up for my piecoflava
     
  4. chanda

    chanda Arachnoprince Active Member

    I don't know about that species, but I have Scolopendra heros, S. polymorpha, and S. dehaani. When I've had to go out of town for a week or so, I just water a little heavier than usual (fill and overflow the water dish, so the sub is pretty moist on that side of the cage) then set something on top of the screen so it's partly covered, reducing ventilation (and moisture loss) a bit, but not blocking the ventilation entirely. So far, I haven't had any problems.
     
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  5. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoking Active Member

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    They will be fine. Moisten the substrate more than usual before you go. Cover some ventilation holes if you feel you need to. It’ll be moist when you come back.
     
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  6. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX ArachnoGod Active Member

    A week isn't that much anyway a good trick for keep the substrate moistness on the medium/long term is to add a good 'tea spoon' of vermiculite (I use the fine grain only) in the substrate (when you prepare the set up, I mean), mixing well that. Works 100% :pompous:
     
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