This video series documents a technique for removing mites on an unbanded Scolopendra heros giant centipede from Arizona with the last video reflecting significant improvement, post treatment, with a reduction of 95% of the mites. The first video clip shows the healthy animal feeding after the treatment. This specimen is wild-caught and came to me with hundreds of small mites encrusted around both the top and bottom surfaces of the region around its head (2nd video clip). Though present in large numbers, these mites are merely using the animal for transport to new sources of food. Unless mite populations in the confines of a tank explode further and there are so many that they start to clog up the spiracles or breathing holes of the specimen, they are just an eyesore to us and a minor annoyance to the centipede at most. But for keepers with multiple tanks there is always the concern that these mites will move to other tanks, and other animals. And so, for these reasons, removal is recommended. It's not unlike finding that your child has brought home head lice. That horribly fine comb and all the wriggling of a four year old not wanting to sit still while you try to help them avoid the easier alternative of having their head shaved! Care must be taken that you aren't bitten by a centipede like this. For a good example of what a bite looks and feels like, check out @bravewilderness (YouTube channel). Some things to keep in mind while you watch this. One, cold sand slows the animal down. Two, note the sound of my hand running through the sand in the tank. Understand that the centipede's exoskeleton is thicker in the region of its head than the skin on my hand. It doesn't hurt me to run my hand through the sand, nor is the centipede more affected. And three, the olive oil should be very, very shallow and coating the spiracles/breathing holes along the body of the animal is to be avoided (it does not breathe through its head).