Mycosis on AGB

mickiem

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I have seen a few others talking about a fungus on their AGBs. I just noticed a little white (I think fungus) on my largest female. She is 12"+. It was at her telson and up about 5 segments. I searched this forum and elsewhere for info and not really seeing it, although it seems to happen relatively often with mature+ AGBs.

If this is an "age" indicator, that she is near the end of her life, should I quarantine her? Is this contagious? There aren't any stress factors. Temps have been 72+.

Their enclosure is relatively humid with damp soil. Is fungus connected to high humidity? I have read conflicting statements

I have treated her using a paintbrush and 1% clotrimazole just on the affected areas. She is active, eating and seeming pretty normal. I have pedelings in that enclosure, so I will quarantine if necessary.

Do any of you have experience with this or want to expound anything you have heard? Thanks in advance.
 

mickiem

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Still hoping someone weighs in on this. But this morning when I checked, the fungus seems to have been reduced. All are eating and active.

I have also increased the temp from 72 to 77.

One reference suggested treatment at seven day intervals. I am sure the life cycle of fungi is quicker, so I will try three days. Unless someone suggests otherwise.
 

pannaking22

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I can't really say here because I don't have experience with millipedes and fungus, but I'd probably quarantine the adult for the time being just to be safe. If she's eating and active though that's a good sign.
 
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