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ELC insect cage
best-seller - best-seller - best-seller !
You want the best for your pet insects and so need a properly designed insect cage.
Our best-selling ELC cage is affordable and meets your needs and those of the insects. You can easily see the insects, the cage is robust and easy to keep clean (line the floor with a disposable ELC Liner, replaced weekly). The insects thrive in the ELC cage because it is tall (so they have room to grow) and airy and they can get a good foothold by hooking their claws around the two mesh sides.

ELC cage Lift off lid Slide panel upwards
The ELC cage is made from plastic and is easy to wipe clean with a damp cloth. You lift off the lid to access the cage. You can either reach downwards into the cage, or, for even easier access, you can slide up one of the side panels. The moveable panel has a green arrow on it, so you know which panel to move. The ELC cage has been designed by Dorothy Floyd, professional entomologist and top stick insect breeder, and is made in the UK. The ELC cage is dispatched fully assembled and is being delivered successfully within the UK and Europe.

Dimensions: Height 51cm, 20", Width 36.5cm, 14½", Depth 27.5cm, 10¾"

ELC cages are £48.00 each.
Or we can supply the package of ELC cage + ten ELC Liners + Sprig Pot for £55.45
The delivery charge is £9.95. If you are buying other items at the same time from us, everything can be sent together for just one delivery charge of £9.95.

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QBOXES

QBOXES are clear plastic boxes with push on lids that are ideal for storing stick insect eggs and for housing baby stick insects. QBOXES are also great for housing caterpillars.

QBOXES are really easy to see into because they are made from crystal clear strong plastic. You can wash them in the dishwasher and they will last for years.

QBOXES are 7cm x 7cm x 7cm which is 3" x 3" x 3".

You can stack QBOXES on top of each other because the lids interlock with the bases. QBOXES work really well and we use hundreds of QBOXES for our stick insect eggs, hatchlings and caterpillars. They work because they are the optimum size and because they do not have airholes (which would make the surroundings too dry).

QBOXES are sold in packs of two, four or six. If you would like more than 6 QBOXES, please contact us for a price. Use a QBOX Liner on the floor of the QBOX and replace this frequently to keep the surroundings clean. And the Easy Peel Labels are ideal to stick on to the lid of the QBOX to identify what is in there. These labels are great because when it's time to remove them, you can peel these labels off the QBOX without leaving sticky residue behind.




QBOX wrapped
QBOX
QBOX caterpillar kit
QBOX and QBOX Liners
QBOXES are £4.20 each.
QBOX Liners are £1.60 (pack of twenty one).
Easy Peel Labels, pack of four...35p

If you are buying other items at the same time from us, everything can be sent together for just one delivery charge of £9.95.
If you are just buying 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 QBOXES, the delivery charge is £5.95.
If you are just buying 5 or more QBOXES, the delivery charge is £9.95.

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new! OPOTS

OPOTS are the same price as QBOXES but are larger.

OPOTS are great for certain species of stick insect, as explained below.

When Australian Macleays Spectre (Extatosoma tiaratum)stick insects are born, the babies are very active and need space to run around so the OPOT is ideal for this species.

When New Guinea (Eurycantha calcata) stick insects are born, they do not like to be crowded, and so the OPOT is ideal for this species.

Pink Winged (Sipyloidea sipylus) stick insects glue their eggs onto a Hatch Mat. Simply insert the Hatch Mat into the OPOT and wait for the eggs to hatch.

Whilst it is usually best practice to separate stick insect eggs from the droppings (frass), Thailand (Baculum thaii) stick insect and New Thailand (Baculum sp) stick insect eggs hatch better if they are stored in a pot with the frass. So use the OPOT for both these species.
OPOTS are 14cm x 14cm x 14cm which is 5½" x 5½" x 5½".
They are made from plastic and are easy to wash with warm soapy water (rinse well). OPOTS are see-through and so you can easily see the eggs and baby stick insects inside, however please note that the plastic is slightly opaque and not crystal clear.



The OPOT
OPOT
OPOTS are £4.20 each.
OPOT Liners are £2.75 (pack of twenty pink, or pack of twenty blue).

If you are buying other items at the same time from us, everything can be sent together for just one delivery charge of £9.95.
If you are just buying 1 or 2 OPOTS, the delivery charge is £5.95.
If you are just buying 3 or more OPOTS, the delivery charge is £9.95.

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MIC insect cage
If you have Australian Macleays Spectre stick insects, Thailand stick insects, or leaf insects, then the MIC cage is ideal housing.

The MIC cage has two ventilated sides and also a ventilated roof, making it fantastic for those insects which prefer really airy surroundings. There is convenient access to the cage through either the front or back clear plastic panels, both of which slide upwards. (They can be lifted out completely if necessary).

The floor is fixed to the sides, You keep the MIC Cage clean by lining the floor with a disposable MIC Liner, replaced weekly. The MIC cage is made from grey metal which has been treated with a special coating so that it is easy to wipe clean. The MIC is dispatched ready assembled and so is ready to be used straight away.

Dimensions: Height 46cm, 18", Width 33cm, 13", Depth 33cm, 13"

The MIC cage housing Thailand stick insects Both front and back panels slide upwards Australian Macleays Spectre stick insects and many leaf insects do really well in the MIC cage
MIC cages are £79.00 each.
Or we can supply the package of MIC cage + ten MIC Liners + Sprig Pot for £87.20
The delivery charge is £9.95. If you are buying other items at the same time from us, everything can be sent together for just one delivery charge of £9.95.

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PCC insect cage
The large PCC cage is a top quality durable cage. It has convenient access through the hinged lockable door. There are two aluminium mesh sides that provide ideal climbing surfaces for the insects and also the through-draught ventilation that they require.
The top, back and front panels are clear plastic so you can easily see the insects.
The PCC cage is dispatched fully assembled and so can be used straight away.

Dimensions: Height 67cm, 26", Width 47cm, 18½", Depth 37cm, 14½"
PCC cages are £299.00 each.
The delivery charge is £9.95. If you are buying other items at the same time from us, everything can be sent together for just one delivery charge of £9.95.

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GSC insect cage - flat packed
The GSC is our only flat packed insect cage, and it is easy to assemble and dismantle. It is a large cage, with a hinged lockable door. There is a clear plastic viewing panel in the door.

The GSC cage has a ventilated panel on the roof and three sides have a ventilated panel.
The ventilated panels are made from very fine stainless steel mesh, so this cage can house very small insects such as whitefly and aphids. The cage is constructed with additional sealing strips to prevent tiny insects from escaping.

The GSC cage is made from galvanised steel and has a solid galvanised steel floor that is fixed to the sides.

Dimensions: Height 60cm, 23½", Width 60cm, 23½", Depth 60cm, 23½"

GSC cage Lockable door Fine mesh panel
Floor of GSC cage Inside GSC cage Top of GSC cage
GSC cages are made to order, and the unit price depends on how many you would like. For more details, please contact les@small-life.co.uk or phone 07462 588389.
We export GSC cages worldwide.

Bespoke insect cages
Tall whitefly cage Assembled Aphid Cage - available flat-packed Bee Cages
Tall cage for aphid and whitefly research Galvanised steel cage (available flat-packed) for aphid and whitefly research - different sizes available Small stainless steel cages for bee research
Please contact us if you require custom made or bespoke cages. We can manufacture these cages for you, using stainless steel, aluminium, galvanised steel, coated metal, and plastic.

We can supply fully assembled cages to UK customers, and flat-packed cages to customers worldwide (to minimise shipping costs).

Please phone 01949 842446 or email les@small-life.co.uk with a drawing of what you require. We are happy to develop the best design for you, free of charge.

For more cages see Whitefly, aphid and locust cages.


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