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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:45 pm 
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OK so surely I get additional noob points for asking...

Noticed this in the tank today, but just this, can't see any others at all - looks very egg like to me, it's about 4/5mm across.



Impossible to get a decent shot of it...there's an obliging woodlice in the pic for scale.



I've left it well alone, I suppose my main reasons for asking are;

If it might be ann egg from something in the substrate that could cause problems.

If it is a millipede egg, do I need to take it out or leave it alone? I'm assuming I leave it well alone and let them get on with it?

Cheers.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:29 am 
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Wow! That is huge. A. gigas eggs are usually about 3 mm across and laid bare in the substrate. It is possible that you have a Spiro sp8 egg. Or... maybe an egg from something else. Leave it alone and keep an eye on it. But be patient as some millipede species have very slow hatching eggs. As in months of waiting!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:38 pm 
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Hey sorry, meant to reply straight away and then suddenly it's 3 days later...

I've checked again, it's definitely nearer the 5mm mark, it's still partly buried - the male trampled over it and it vanished entirely at one
point but it's visible again now.

Like you said, I think just a waiting game now, and fingers crossed some monster predator doesn't hatch out in the night! :lol:


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