colossobolus sp

nilo

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I have a millipede i am pretty sure she is colossobolus giganteus. But i am a bit worried about her because suddenly she has white patches all over her my first thought are it is some kind of fungal infection. Here she is:

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I am treating her with canesten 1percent she seems to be getting more active but she is not loosing the white patches
 

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Elytra and Antenna

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I've only seen something like that a few times in captive bred specimens as they reach the end of life. It wasn't so much a disease as a sign of impending death.
 

nilo

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because with my millipede it is all over its body and the millipede is starting to slow down
 

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I've seen this on a few different species when the adults get old. They lived four months to a year afterwards. I didn't mean they died right away but it never shows up on young ones.
 

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I have a millipede i am pretty sure she is colossobolus giganteus. But i am a bit worried about her because suddenly she has white patches all over her my first thought are it is some kind of fungal infection. Here she is:

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I am treating her with canesten 1percent she seems to be getting more active but she is not loosing the white patches
How is your millipede doing, has the treatment worked?
 

nilo

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No sadly, she passed away three days ago one of her segments was totally yellow a bit white and it was very soft in the middle of her body I went to a reptile vet to see if I could do anything about it but sadly he had no idea on what to do :(:(
 

nilo

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but for other people who have this fungus infection I would like to carry on this thread to try and find a way to cure this infection
 

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I started another thread because I didn't see this one. My WC A gigas has (had) white spots on about her last 5 segments. I painted 1% clotrimazole on lightly, just the affected area. the next morning, the white was almost gone, just a bit of "texture" where it was. I will continue to treat every 3 days for 3 treatments and see what happens. She is active and eating. I read in Sigling's book that it is very contagious. So far I am not going to separate them because I am not sure I agree with that. I think it is an age indicator; like Orin stated. BTW the clotrimazole is also used for athlete's food, et al. My intent is to slow it down and keep her comfortable.
 

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I started another thread because I didn't see this one. My WC A gigas has (had) white spots on about her last 5 segments. I painted 1% clotrimazole on lightly, just the affected area. the next morning, the white was almost gone, just a bit of "texture" where it was. I will continue to treat every 3 days for 3 treatments and see what happens. She is active and eating. I read in Sigling's book that it is very contagious. So far I am not going to separate them because I am not sure I agree with that. I think it is an age indicator; like Orin stated. BTW the clotrimazole is also used for athlete's food, et al. My intent is to slow it down and keep her comfortable.
How is she doing?
 

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Great! I treated as I said; every 3 days for 3 treatments. A little came back the 2nd week in December so I treated again; same sequence. Right now I don't see anything on her and it never spread to the others. I look at her every day. They are eating, mating, etc. business as usual.

I used a small paintbrush and painted from the telson (butt) toward the front so it would get between her segments. I used the cream quite sparingly. So far so good!
 

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Great! I treated as I said; every 3 days for 3 treatments. A little came back the 2nd week in December so I treated again; same sequence. Right now I don't see anything on her and it never spread to the others. I look at her every day. They are eating, mating, etc. business as usual.

I used a small paintbrush and painted from the telson (butt) toward the front so it would get between her segments. I used the cream quite sparingly. So far so good!
Bit late to this party 🎉 I know
But HOW did you come this genius idea?
Did you just figure 'what's the worst that can happen?' cause the pede was sickly anyway?
When I first came across mentions of fungal infection on millipede, I was like.... What how do you treat that?!!? Thinking like..... very mild Green tea soak maybe? Or like..... No clue. Again. Just genius.
 

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Old thread but man is it wild to see a discussion of Colossobolus sp. I would give an arm to be able to keep anything in that genus.
 

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Old thread but man is it wild to see a discussion of Colossobolus sp. I would give an arm to be able to keep anything in that genus.
Really not alllll that long ago either But both the OP and Marika are in Europe/UK! US is a little different than over there :/
 
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