Substrate question for centipedes

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I got a tiger centipede and have it in a smaller container but I wanted to use an old terrerium I have for it and was wondering if using potting soil is okay(I'd mix in sand of course) I just didn't know if it might negatively effect the pede
 

ScutigeraJine

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I've seen people mix potting soil & sand and the pedes does fine, just make sure neither has any parasites or pesticides
 

basin79

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Be 100% sure it doesn't contain any additives.

Also depending on the terrarium if it's got silicone sides the pede won't have problems climbing up it.
 
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Be 100% sure it doesn't contain any additives.

Also depending on the terrarium if it's got silicone sides the pede will have problems climbing up it.
The terrerium does have the silicone on the corners of he inside but I don't want the centipede climbing it anyways
 

basin79

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The terrerium does have the silicone on the corners of he inside but I don't want the centipede climbing it anyways
Apologies. I'll edit my original post now.

The pede WON'T have any problems climbing the silicone. So make sure the top is secure.
 

Crowbawt

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You can scrape off the silicone from the substrate level on up with a razor blade and patience, if you're willing to sacrifice the water tightness of the tank. This was enough to keep a juvie polymorpha from being able to climb the corners for me, your mileage may vary and you'll want a secure lid anyway.
 
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