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Hello! I'm looking to start a small colony of N. cinerea for my mantises. However, these little guys are very fast and can climb. Do you guys have any small, escape proof set ups in mind? It will need ventilation obviously. 

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1 hour ago, The Wolven said:

Hello! I'm looking to start a small colony of N. cinerea for my mantises. However, these little guys are very fast and can climb. Do you guys have any small, escape proof set ups in mind? It will need ventilation obviously. 

Gasket tubs advertised as water proof are popular and work very well. 

For ventilation I use a Dremel to cut out pieces of the tub wall. Then I melt fine brass mesh over the ventilation holes and into the tub walls with a plastic welder.

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Gasket tubs, micromesh ventilation, and a silicone oil climbing barrier work great for almost everything.

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