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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
||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.
can supply the package of ELC cage + ten ELC Liners + Sprig Pot for
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.
ELC insect cage
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
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
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 and QBOX
|QBOXES are £4.20 each.
Liners are £1.60 (pack of twenty one).
Easy Peel Labels, pack of
If you are buying other items at the
same time from us, everything can be sent together for just one delivery charge
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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OPOTS are the same price as
QBOXES but are larger.
OPOTS are great for
certain species of stick insect, as explained below.
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
When New Guinea (Eurycantha calcata) stick
insects are born, they do not like to be crowded, and so the OPOT is ideal for
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.
|OPOTS are £4.20 each.
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
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If you have Australian Macleays Spectre stick insects,
Thailand stick insects, or leaf insects, then the MIC cage is ideal
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,
|The MIC cage housing Thailand stick
||Both front and back panels slide
||Australian Macleays Spectre stick insects and
many leaf insects do really well in the MIC cage
|MIC cages are
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
MIC 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,
when you buy the new PCC cage !
|PCC cages are £299.00 each.
Special offer... current price
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
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"
||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
or phone 07462 588389.
We export GSC cages worldwide.
|Tall cage for aphid and whitefly
||Galvanised steel cage (available flat-packed)
for aphid and whitefly research - different sizes
||Small stainless steel cages for bee
|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.
supply fully assembled cages to UK customers, and flat-packed cages to
customers worldwide (to minimise shipping costs).
Please phone 01949
842446 or email email@example.com
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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