Cages for insects
and snails ...
Provide the perfect home for your insects. From large
airy cages to small hatching boxes, we create and manufacture cages to suit
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||ELC stick insect cage
Stick insects do really well in the ELC cage because they can
easily climb the white sides (these are full of specially made holes
which give the insects a good foothold).
The ELC cage is tall so
the stick insects have room to grow properly (they do this by sliding
vertically downwards out of their old skins).
You can see the stick insects very well through the clear
front and back plastic panels. The roof also has a clear viewing
It's easy to access the ELC cage. The
roof lifts off and the white side (with the green arrow) slides upwards. So you
can reach sideways into the cage as well as from the top.
Keep the ELC
cage clean by lining the floor with a disposable ELC Liner (these are available
in blue and pink). Replace weekly.
Small-Life Supplies launched the ELC
cage in 2012 and it continues to be our best-selling stick insect cage. ELC
cages are manufactured in the UK.
Width 36.5cm, 14½".
The ELC cage is supplied ready
assembled, price £48.
bundle (includes ELC cage, cleaning sponge, Sprig Pot and ten blue or pink ELC
Liners, colour stick insect information sheet), price
International delivery: France £20, Germany
£20, Italy £20, USA £65. These international delivery prices
are per parcel, so if you wanted 2 cages sending to Germany the price would be
£40. We send worldwide, so please contact us if your country is not
listed and we will email a quote (please email your postcode/zip code and
HLQ snail tank
| HLQ snail
Launched in 2016, the
benefits of housing pet land snails in the HLQ snail tank are quickly becoming
It is made from special clear plastic which is especially easy
to clean and so the snail slime can be washed off very quickly.
This special plastic curves when the
surroundings become warm, and in so doing allows more air to enter the tank.
This benefits the snails because it is important that their surroundings don't
become too hot and stuffy.
Keep the snails in clean conditions and so
place a wet Snail Tank Liner on the floor of the HLQ snail tank, and replace
this weekly. The reason why the Liner needs to be wet is because a wet Liner
will increase the humidity, which is what the snails require.
Adult snails hide their eggs, so
when you want your Giant African Land Snails to lay eggs, just provide a dish
of soil and they will bury their eggs in there. The British Cepaea
snails do not need any soil, they prefer to bury their eggs underneath the wet
It's easy to access the HLQ snail tank. The roof lifts off and
the large side (with the green arrow) slides upwards. So you can reach sideways
into the tank as well as from the top.
Width 36.5cm, 14½".
The HLQ cage is
supplied ready assembled, price £38.
HLQ cage bundle (includes
HLQ cage, cleaning sponge, six Snail Tank Liners), price
Please note that the HLQ snail tank has gaps
for ventilation and so is not suitable for housing tiny
TTQ cage with Mantid Lid
|TTQ cage with Mantid Lid for a
mantis (usually called a mantid) needs to be able to chase its living prey
(greenbottle flies, damaged stick insects, small moths) and so does best in a
relatively large cage with good climbing surfaces.
The TTQ cage is
ideal, being the correct size and also having one mesh side with specially made
holes that allow the mantid to get a good foothold with its claws.
We recommend inserting twigs into the cage to
provide even more surfaces for the mantid to run along.
To feed the
mantid, simply lift up the small top flap on the Mantid Lid and drop in the
To take the mantid out of the cage,
lift off the top lid and reach downwards into the cage. Or, if you want to
reach in from the side, just slide up the solid white panel (this has a green
arrow on it).
Keep the mantid in clean surroundings by lining the floor
of the cage with a black TTQ cage Liner and replacing this weekly.
Every month or so the cage can be washed with lukewarm soapy water
using the Cleaning Sponge. Rinse well with cold water and dry with a soft
The TTQ cage is made from
plastic and is easy to lift up and down from a shelf or table.
Width 36.5cm, 14½".
The TTQ cage with Mantid
Lid is supplied ready assembled,
Bundle (TTQ cage with Mantid Lid
, Cleaning Sponge, ten black TTQ Liners), price
We launched the QBOX last century and it continues to be
recognised as the best container for keeping stick insect eggs and small
The QBOX works because it is the optimum size and has no air
You can store stick insect eggs in the
QBOX for months, leaving them to develop inside. You can see at once when they
hatch out because the QBOX is made from crystal clear plastic.
Small insects such as baby stick insects and
caterpillars do really well in the QBOX. They benefit from the enclosed
surroundings and have plenty of air to breathe. Fresh air enters the QBOX when
you lift off the lid to insert a fresh leaf for the insects to eat. Always put
a wet bramble leaf in the QBOX, so the baby stick insects can have a drink.
Replace the QBOX Liner weekly, so they are kept in clean
Height 7cm, 3".
Width 7cm, 3".
Depth 7cm, 3".
QBOX six-pack £25.
QBOX Liners (pack of twenty)
Standard delivery £3.95.
International delivery available.
The HUA pot was launched in 2015, designed for housing the larger
species of newly hatched stick insects (for example New Guinea, Malaysian and
Australian Macleays Spectre) which need more space than the
The HUA pot is also great housing for
caterpillars and small mantids.
The HUA pot has no air
You can store stick insect eggs in the
HUA pot for months, leaving them to develop inside. You can see at once when
they hatch out because the HUA pot is made from crystal clear plastic.
Fresh air enters the HUA pot when you lift
off the lid to insert a fresh leaf for the insects to eat. The lid is a push
Line the floor of the HUA pot with a tissue thin HUA pot Liner and
replace very few days. HUA pot Liners are sold in packs of twenty and a random
mix of colours shall be sent.
Diameter 13cm, 5".
pot £7.00 each.
HUA pot Liners (pack of 20)
Delivery 1- 3 HUA pots £3.95.
Delivery 4 - 30 HUA pots £9.95.
International delivery not available.
||Bee study cages
Our bee study cages are being used worldwide to help
in the important work to save bees.
Made from stainless steel, these
small cages are easy to sterilise and keep clean.
Access is via the front sliding glass plate (this has polished
edges which are not sharp).
The bee study
cages are made to order. The standard Bee Study Cage has two holes of the roof
(10mm and 16mm diameter). The 2mm diameter ventilation holes can be on the base
or back (you choose).Syringe rings are available to
secure the syringe in place. Syringe rings are available in packs of
Height 6.5cm, 2½".
Depth 4.5cm, 1¾".
Minimum order 50 bee cages.
made in the UK.
UK and international delivery available.
||GSC aphid cages
GSC cages are
being used worldwide for housing and studying tiny insects such as aphids.
Made from galvanised steel, these cages have full length seals to
ensure there are no gaps.
Access is via the
front overlapping door which is lockable (spare keys are
These cages have very fine
stainless steel mesh panels for ventilation, these are located on three sides
of the cage and also the roof, facilitating a good circulation of
Many of our customers use these cages for growing plants and so we
are happy to supply details of the Growth Lighting Units which fit neatly over
the top mesh panel.
The GSC cages can be supplied ready assembled or
flat-packed (depending on your location).
Depth 58cm, 22¾".
Precision made in the UK.
UK and international delivery
photographs show the GSC cages being used with the Growth Lighting
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||Express delivery is £9.95 by courier to mainland UK (but see
exceptions below), weekdays only. We shall let you know by email when the
delivery day will be. Standard delivery is by first class post to anywhere in
the UK. International delivery is by airmail courier, using a trackable
service, usually FedEx or DHL.
that there is a delivery surcharge to Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isle of
Wight and these Scottish postcodes: AB31-AB38, AB40-AB45, AB51-AB56, FK19-FK21,
HS1-HS9, IV1-IV28, IV30-IV32, IV36, IV40-IV49, IV51-IV56, KA27-KA28, KW1-KW17,
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||Prices include 20% VAT unless otherwise stated. A receipted VAT
invoice shall be sent to educational establishments and companies. European
customers need to tell us your VAT number when ordering cages. The Small-Life
Supplies VAT number is GB 473 5005 60.
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