Milipede after bath
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Lovely 'pede you've got there! I want one of these guys so bad, but they're so expensive.
Wow! Very nice!
aww how cute
hihi these drops look cool on it.
You should actually avoid getting a millipede very wet/damp at all, even during routine tank misting, because may species secrete natural chemicals that keep their exoskeleton free of pest, mold, and harmful microbes. This species is especially known for doing this and droplets of the secretions can often be found on them. My Flordia Ivory millipede hates getting wet and if their exoskeleton gets too wet/moist for too long it can soften it, making it weaker or could cause their exoskeleton to grow fungus.
I usually was careful about it, but on that picture he was after bath- I had to bathe him a couple of times, because he had parasites ( mites)...
Someone taught me a handy trick for getting rid of mites without bathing your invert, which can be very dangerous. Fill a small plastic container with very damp ripped up paper towel and keep the rest of the tank at a much lower moisture. Since the invert can go into the hide, even a moisture loving invert will be okay. The mites will gather in the most moist part of the cage, the hide, so when you replace the damp paper towels you'll be disposing of mites. Eventually, you'll have thrown away all the mites with the paper towels. This worked very well with my Rainbow Dung Beetles after all other mite removal techniques failed. Many people also give their inverts a dust bath to dislodge mites off their pet inverts exoskeleton. You basically gently shake them in a vitamin dust (like what you dust crickets with) or even unbleached flour. This works well for inverts with relatively smooth a streamline exoskeletons (like millipedes and roaches), but it doesn't work well with inverts that have a lot of space around the joints of the exoskeleton (like beetles).
It's so cute! I want one!
wow! He's huge!
Yes, he had almost 30 centimeters long
He doesn't seems really pleased by that.
Nuts to that! No way would I ever do this haha