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Egg Crate Substitue..or Egg Crate Purchase..??

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I have been neglecting my Dubia (feeders) pretty bad until today. I just got done making some new enclosures for them and "separating" them as best as I could. I have them in three totes; babies, nymphs and adults. Because they were all in one tote together, I had a so-so amount of egg crates, but now that I have divided them, I realize I don't have nearly enough.

So, my questions;

1) Is there anything I can use other than egg crates until I am able to purchase them or come across some?

2) Does anyone know where I could buy some, other than my two-bit reptile show that comes to our city, once every month?

Any ideas would be awesome. Thanks

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you could try egg/polutry suppliers,supermarkets)they throw them away anyway) or even places online like ebay for the egg flats/trays

regarding alternatives you could try normal egg boxes/rcardboard tubes..anything that provides hiding places really...

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you could try egg/polutry suppliers,supermarkets)they throw them away anyway) or even places online like ebay for the egg flats/trays

regarding alternatives you could try normal egg boxes/rcardboard tubes..anything that provides hiding places really...

I just did a quick search on CraigsList and found someone selling 100 of them for $40.00. Is $0.40/crate a good/average price?

I did go to my local Bob Evans once, and asked the manager if they could save the ones they use and they looked at me like I was crazy, and never called me when she said she would. So I did try that approach once.

PB

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Sometimes at printing places you can get the cardboard rolls they have at the end of their giant paper rolls. Usually they throw these out. I have used these, just beware.. they jam themselves in there like mad! It is hard to shake them out.. I think one of my rolls must have weighed 5 pounds! So now I cut a slit down it so I can open it a bit if I have to... silly roachies! But they sure love them!

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I've been hit or miss at my local The Egg and I, but one manager really likes me and will save me a HUGE stack of them for free. So keep trying places. Eventually someone has to not suck.

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Sometimes at printing places you can get the cardboard rolls they have at the end of their giant paper rolls. Usually they throw these out. I have used these, just beware.. they jam themselves in there like mad! It is hard to shake them out.. I think one of my rolls must have weighed 5 pounds! So now I cut a slit down it so I can open it a bit if I have to... silly roachies! But they sure love them!

:lol: Sometimes a roll o' roaches can weigh a lot. I guess they like to huddle together for safety. I like to pick up a roll and put my finger in there so some will come out without shaking. I feel bad for them if I shake them out of their rolls. :mellow:

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I just bought some from eggboxes.com - 70 for $28.60 with free shipping which works out to 41 cents each. I agree that it would be cheaper to try and find a grocery store to save them for you. Basically there are two options: spend time or spend money. B)

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also try pet stores. most cricket suppliers ship there crickets with egg crate so thay might have some laying around.

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I was able to "wheel and deal" a guy down on Craigslist, he wanted 40$ for 100 and I got him down a little bit to 36$ for 100. Not much but every penny adds up. I found some on EBAY too that I thought was a good price, until you add the 17.99$ for shipping, yuck. I'm going to call some local places around here and see if any restaurants can hook me up, but 100 will be just fine for a while while my colony grows.

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For those of you who have ordered yours, what was the shipping like? I looked at a couple of places.and they quoted like 20 dollars as their most basic.

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I was able to "wheel and deal" a guy down on Craigslist, he wanted 40$ for 100 and I got him down a little bit to 36$ for 100. Not much but every penny adds up. I found some on EBAY too that I thought was a good price, until you add the 17.99$ for shipping, yuck. I'm going to call some local places around here and see if any restaurants can hook me up, but 100 will be just fine for a while while my colony grows.

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For those of you who have ordered yours, what was the shipping like? I looked at a couple of places.and they quoted like 20 dollars as their most basic.

I found some on EBAY and they wanted 17.99$ for regular shipping, between 2-10 days to get to you.

However, if you were a baller, and paid 40.00$ it would get to you shockingly quick, between 2-5 days, hah. Rip off.

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For those of you who have ordered yours, what was the shipping like? I looked at a couple of places.and they quoted like 20 dollars as their most basic.

At eggboxes.com there was no extra shipping charge.

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I've always just saved my toilet paper rolls and fast food drink carriers. Its enviromentaly healthy and easy on the wallet. Anytime my friends, family members or myself get fast food I make sure to get a drink carrier and just put them in a big stack until I need them. They work just as well if not BETTER than egg cartons and I feel good knowing I'm keeping them out of a landfill.

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