Centipede parasites - publications?

Greg Pelka

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Hey!
Does anyone know scientifics publications about parasites of Scolopendromorpha or Chilopoda? After end-of-term examinations I am going to start doing some scientifics stuff about mites, (which almost everyone my pede have)
And I need to find some known informations.
Could U help me guys?:)

Best regards
Greg
 

Elytra and Antenna

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I've seen a number of wild centipedes and have never seen a natural ectoparasite. The grain mites that attach to centipedes in captivity attach to all sorts of invertebrates and even plastic containers. They are not practicing parasitism, they are practicing phoresy.
 

SouthernStyle

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I've only heard how to get rid of them on Pede's And that was to use Talcum Powder (baby powder) to dry them up....Dunno if that will help or not, but it got rid of the one's on one of my Pede's....
 

Greg Pelka

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I am talking about parasites like those:


Greg

Ps: I know how to kill them, but I want to know something more about them.
 
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