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    Exclamation Urgent Milli question

    I have two large millipedes in my one breeder tank (Cresties) the female has been digging in the substrate, possibly getting ready to lay eggs. Will the millipedes harm/eat the crestie eggs????

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    Millipedes are normally detritivores, meaning they eat degrading and rotting material like leaves, sticks, etc. They shouldn't harm your eggs...but to be honest, I wouldn't take the chance. I'd either remove the eggs as soon as possible, or get the millipeds out before she lays eggs.
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    Hmm, well, I wouldn't think so, since they are a vegetarian sort of bug?
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    Cin, why dont you just take the millis out until you find the eggs if your worried.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cslinca View Post
    Cin, why dont you just take the millis out until you find the eggs if your worried.
    I guess I should just take them out, it is just they are in the biggest house and quite happy there and I really don't know where else to move them to.

    Never thought of it when I put the cresties in there. I might just have to move the breeding pair into a different cage....the soil mixture and depth is just working so well for the millies. I always had juvies in that cage with the millies.
    I would think I would find any eggs laid in a day or two, but there is that chance of missing them and the millies getting to them first if they are so inclined to munch on eggs.

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    couldnt you just take them out and take some of the soil and put them in a kk temporarily until you find eggs and then put them back?
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    I suppose I could place in temporary housing for now.

    I got this pair of cresties from a friend and they had already been put together for the season. She had not been placed with a male last year. I saw here digging in the soil tonight and the one millies was in and out of one of his holes and I was like, hmm....that might not be good to have them in there with eggs! Never thought of possible issues/problems when I put the crestie pair in there!

    I think this week, I will just have to find another tank and redo the soil in it so the millies can live there.

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    hmm yea never thought about millies and eggs before, I have a couple millies in with my smaller geckos. But they are also pretty small. I know your millies are quite big so I dont know. Yea I guess just to be safe maybe take them out for a couple days.
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