Little white “eggs look-alike” in Scolopendra’ s excrements

TheHouseof21pairs

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He actually didn’t really mind a bit of petting😂...I was fairly surprised, the first time I touched it he jumped with the back legs...but then he let me put the cream even on the last segment without the usual back legs snap!
Unfortunately doesn’t really sit still but I’ll try and put some each day and see how it goes...I’ll let give you updates ...and as always ...cheers guys🙏
 

TheHouseof21pairs

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@Polenth I’m doing a couple of applications like that a day since you told me. The spots are still there but , hopefully I’m right, they don’t seem to get any bigger. At moment looks like no other spots are coming from anywhere else. The cream instruction says to put it on for about 2/3 weeks ....what do you reckon? How long will I keep putting cream for?
As for the white spherical things in the shit he’s still doing it. Still no sign of any mites on him neither in the enclosure so far, saying that I’ll keep checking anyway. Hopefully he’ll recover.
Thank you for kind advices 10826E6E-85BD-4455-94BC-4256302A3951.jpeg
And thanks to everyone else again that showed support ...cheers guys!!
 

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@Polenth I’m doing a couple of applications like that a day since you told me. The spots are still there but , hopefully I’m right, they don’t seem to get any bigger. At moment looks like no other spots are coming from anywhere else. The cream instruction says to put it on for about 2/3 weeks ....what do you reckon? How long will I keep putting cream for?
As for the white spherical things in the shit he’s still doing it. Still no sign of any mites on him neither in the enclosure so far, saying that I’ll keep checking anyway. Hopefully he’ll recover.
You've applied it for about a week? It's not an exact science, but I think I'd give it a break and just monitor the spots to see if it seems to have stopped the spread. If the spots stay the same, they'll hopefully be moulted out.

I did have a look around for more information on the eggs, but I couldn't find any likely parasite candidates (their eggs are all too tiny). Or even really something that might lay eggs in poop once it was out of the centipede. They're not fly eggs or the like. I still wouldn't rule out that the centipede is the one producing the eggs, because being intersex is a possibility.

On the upside, it's been some time since you started the thread and your centipede still looks to be going strong. It's a puzzle, but hopefully it'll turn out to be a harmless one.
 
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