Concerned about my giant centipede...

Chris LXXIX

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Has anyone had issues with springtails annoying their pede?
Never used those. IMO they are only a useless optional and nothing else, if you have the right ventilation and ASAP remove the prey remains mold isn't an issue.

And I have a 0.1 S.subspinipes that as you know require a more humid parameter rather than S.polymorpha :-s
 

Jesse James

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Has anyone had issues with springtails annoying their pede? I was thinking about getting some for my planted Polymorpha tank.
Yes, i've had these wild springtails in my S.subspinipes cage and it was a obvious problem for it. so I cranked the heat and killed them all off.
 

Crowbawt

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Thanks for the advice on springtails. My planted cage is well vented and hasn't had any mold issues thus far, so I'll hold off on them.
 

Jesse James

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Thanks for the advice on springtails. My planted cage is well vented and hasn't had any mold issues thus far, so I'll hold off on them.
I would give them a try, see how your pede reacts to them. They do a great job controlling mold and breaking down dead leafs.
 

InvertAdict

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My Vietnamese giant (not sure what species) keeps scratching its self like a dog. I also recently found a small white mite like thing in the substrate.(I don't know much about them)
I don't have spring tails but I do have some wood lice and all they do is eat some of the leaf litter and substrate.
I also keep seeing little white dots on it.
Please help me help him.
This video shows a S. heros scratching just like mine is:

 
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