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Old 05-27-2016, 02:32 AM
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So last night I found a mini explosion of these Lil guys in my mourning gecko viv. I can't figure out were they came from or weather or not I need to take action against them.

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They look like centipedes to me. I haven't owned geckos before I don't know if they'd just eat them or not.
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They look like centipedes to me. I haven't owned geckos before I don't know if they'd just eat them or not.
Yeah, I figured they were some kind of centipede. I don't know much about them to know if they pose a threat to plants or reptiles or frogs for that matter. I was considering on adding an E Anthonyi duo in here but now I'm having even more second thoughts.

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They're a polydesmid millipede (flat backed millipede). In terraria, greenhouses and some crop fields they can be pest species and do a lot of damage to plants as well as moist wood or leaf litter.

The most probable way they got into the enclosure is with your plants or possibly wood or cork.

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They're a polydesmid millipede (flat backed millipede). In terraria, greenhouses and some crop fields they can be pest species and do a lot of damage to plants as well as moist wood or leaf litter.

The most probable way they got into the enclosure is with your plants or possibly wood or cork.

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i just pick them out with tweezers. They are pretty harmless...
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Yeah, I figured they were some kind of centipede. I don't know much about them to know if they pose a threat to plants or reptiles or frogs for that matter. I was considering on adding an E Anthonyi duo in here but now I'm having even more second thoughts.

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Sorry my bad, I misread. I thought you were asking what they were in general.
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i just pick them out with tweezers. They are pretty harmless...
A friend of mine has an outbreak in one of his cages that reduced his cork background to pretty much nothing.

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A friend of mine has an outbreak in one of his cages that reduced his cork background to pretty much nothing.

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Most millipedes are actually pretty picky about what they eat, usually it has to be pretty well rotten for them to want it.
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