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nemotodes? good or nah??

Discussion in 'Myriapods' started by rachmills, Dec 8, 2019.

  1. rachmills

    rachmills Arachnosquire Active Member

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    ill attatch a pic, are these good or bad nemotodes

    im new to nemotodes so are they even nemotodes haha

    any help please
     
  2. rachmills

    rachmills Arachnosquire Active Member

    pic is useless they are so small they dont even show on camera, they are in the water droplets i think they came fromt he tap water i sprayed the enclosure with :(, i have a new enclosure and 20 litres of soil coming in a few days, if i quarantine the millies, how long should i do if neccessary and, what can i do to avoid these in the future if possible xx
     
  3. Polenth

    Polenth Arachnoknight Active Member

    Nematodes that are free-living in the water or soil are exactly that. They're free-living nematodes and not parasites. If you find a nematode in your millipedes, that's when you have parasites.

    As for whether wrigglers in water are nematodes... it's possible. They could also be fly larvae or something like that. There are a lot of small things that will move into your enclosures and most aren't a big deal.
     
  4. Arthroverts

    Arthroverts Arachnoprince Active Member

    I agree with @Polenth, although you have to be careful as some nematode species can reproduce so quickly that they eat the millipedes out of house and home, similar to how earthworms do but on a smaller scale.

    Thanks,

    Arthroverts
     
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