Ivory millipede mites, parasitic?

XaviorJace

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So i have an ivory millipede enclosure and they seem to have contracted a case of the mites. The giant African millipedes have a symbiotic relationship with their mites, but do ivory millipedes have a similar relationship? I would like to post the video of them but this website is shit.
 

Arthroverts

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@XaviorJace, I highly suggest you edit your post, as strong language can get you kicked off here.

That said, I know of no reports indicating the Ivories have symbiotic mites. In all likelihood it is some grain mites catching a ride on the millipede.

Thanks,

Arthroverts
 

hecklad

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I think most millipedes have symbiotic mites. I can say for sure that Narceus species all do, that said, if you have had them for a while and they only now have mites, then they're definitely not symbiotic. If they're not latched on in one spot like a tick, then there's usually nothing to worry about though.
 
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