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Centipede dead? Help me find the culprit!

CentiPete

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Hey guys, yesterday or the day before my centipede passed away. I found it today, already being eaten by the isopods, so I guess it has been dad for at least half a day.
abotu two or three days ago, I saw that fungus was growing in an area of the enclosure. Do you think it might be related? I got the animal already as an adult as a gift from a friend. So no telling how old it was. It has been really active lately, so its death comes as a surprise.
I kept it together with some isopods and a couple roaches. It seemed to work well, from time to time it would catch a roach, I saw it one night, when it ate the roach and also found some remains.
Thanks for any tips. I miss the little guy, and plan on getting another one in the future, so I want to avoid making mistakes.
Best, Pete
 

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Liquifin

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Mold is never an issue as in the wild, mold is basically everywhere, so the culprit isn't mold related. A picture of the entire enclosure would help.
 

CentiPete

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Many thanks Liquifin, here are two pics, one closeup of the body, you can see a couple legs are missing now, it did not die in this position, I oulle it out of the corner to see if I could see any injuries. I have been spending all night in front of the enclosure, as I had some tight deadlines, It just crawled around happily then laid down in a corner. one day later, when I spreayed the enclosure, which I do daily, it still moved a bit. the next day, dead.
 

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Liquifin

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That enclosure substrate looks dry as far as I'm concerned. What species of centipede is this?
 

CentiPete

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it was defined as dehaani in this forum, I did not buy it, I only built the enclosure when I got it, it was kept in a tupperware. I sprayed daily and generously with water, but it evaporates quickly, maybe it was indeed too dry for the animal? I felt the critter was doing well, it has been actively preying on the roaches in there, which I thought was cool for him to find its own meal inside the enclosure.
 
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