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Millipedes explosion!!

Discussion in 'Gecko Enclosures' started by jfenton954, Nov 25, 2014.

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    jfenton954 Hatchling Gecko 3 Year Member

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    Hi everyone!! Everything seems to explode in my tank lol first it was a grain mite explosion now it seems to be these millipedes.. Are they harmful? Also I don't see any more of my springtails do they eat them? Let me know what everybody thinks. Thanks.
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    jfenton954 Hatchling Gecko 3 Year Member

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    Anybody here?
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    acpart Gecko Grandparent 3 Year Member

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    I'm here, but I don't really know what to say. I'm generally a fan of leaving the "incidental flora and fauna" that show up in my gecko enclosures and keeping an eye on them to make sure everyone is OK, which is what I'd do in your position. You may also want to read up on millipedes to see if you learn anything that suggests they shouldn't stay in there.

    Aliza
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    Amanda1 Adult Gecko 3 Year Member

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    Millipedes are harmless, and will clean up feces and dead plant matter. I add them to my terrariums whenever I find them (from a clean, pesticide-free area). I'm not 100% sure that those are millipedes though; they don't look like mine. If they are centipedes, then I'd get rid of them, those suckers can bite. Also centipedes eat my millipedes, which makes me mad.
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    jfenton954 Hatchling Gecko 3 Year Member

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    Cool thanks guys. They are on the feces and dead leaves. Also on any dead Dubai roaches on the ground.
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    jfenton954 Hatchling Gecko 3 Year Member

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    I googled them and found that they are garden millipedes also non toxic. Thanks for your help guys!!
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    Josh Administrator Staff Member 3 Year Member

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    Sounds like you got a free cleanup crew to take care of business!

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