Centipede Uncivil

Oxyhaloa deusta

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Is it necessary to use substrate with these or can I get away with just some dry leaf litter?

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You'll be fine with leaf litter. I kept mine with a thin layer of substrate mainly to help maintain humidity and then added egg crate for hiding places. Breeding was out of control in no time. 

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Nice. I've read that they're escape artists, does Vaseline do a decent job of keeping them contained?

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These will climb over Vaseline. I have read that really the only way to keep them contained is to have a sealing container with lots of small air holes.
Good luck keeping them contained =)

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Yea, if you want to keep this species contained, I'd recommend the Sterilite Gasket Box containers, nothing gets in or out of those babies. lol

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I had about a 4 inch band of vaseline and kept them in a gasket sealed box. Pretty much the only way I was able to keep them in lol. Any other way and they would just keep getting out. 

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Ended up using a 1 gallon jar with screw on kid with holes and pantyhose

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If they can get out of that I'll just feed them off. My life is difficult enough without bugs making me look inept.

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That should be pretty secure. I'd be feeding them off anyway because they reproduce very quickly. 

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