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I use cork tiles that you buy at the hobby store... they come in 12" x 12" 4-packs, and I usually just get two packs, cut one of them ul into 2"x2" squares, and then glue all the tiles together using about 4 of those connectors per tile. Then, you just set it upright so they have vertical hiding, and it stays really clean and non-messy. I will post a pic if I can find one...

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I use cork tiles that you buy at the hobby store... they come in 12" x 12" 4-packs, and I usually just get two packs, cut one of them ul into 2"x2" squares, and then glue all the tiles together using about 4 of those connectors per tile. Then, you just set it upright so they have vertical hiding, and it stays really clean and non-messy. I will post a pic if I can find one...

Thanks, that would be awesome!

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Yeah dude I'd really like to see that. Something else I just thought of is to use that screen mesh to hang on the sides of the tank. The main thing is I need vertical spaces for them to drop their wings when they molt. The thing with this is that you'll still be able to see into the tank...

But yeah, I've found that you really need completely vertical objects in order for their wings to really develop well...

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If we are talking about a large winged species such as Blaberus giganteus, I use one of those repti ladders that you suction cup to the side of the terrarium. I like that much better than bark as it is literally a vertical area for them.

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  • 7 months later...

i have maple bark in my dubia tank. cut them w/ a jigsaw into 6in. pieces and stood on end. can put a lot in a small area and they don't fall over. they like to hide in the deep groves in the bark. maple bark has a nice light grey color. cottonwood and oak would work good too. bark from large branches seem to be the best size.

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