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The ELC is the best enclosure for most stick insects. This stick insect cage is 51cm tall, remember stick insects need a tall enclosure to grow properly. No extra heating is needed for stick insects, a warm room is OK. Stick insects like airy cages and it's important you can see the stick insects clearly. Use ELC Liners to keep the surroundings clean and to easily control the number of eggs you keep.



ELC stick insect cage with stick insects
The ELC cage has two white
mesh sides, providing good ventilation
and walls with holes that are
easy to climb.
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). These two mesh sides also ventilate the cage, making it nice and airy.

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 standard roof also has a clear plastic viewing area.

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. The floor is fixed and so it's easy to lift and move the ELC cage around.

Keep the ELC cage clean by lining the floor with a disposable ELC Liner (these are available in blue, pink and green). Replace weekly.

Small-Life Supplies launched the ELC cage in 2012 and it continues to be our best-selling stick insect cage. It is still manufactured in the UK.

Specification:
Height 51cm, 20".
Width 36.5cm, 14½".
Depth 27.5cm, 10¾".
Weight 2.3kg.

Material: plastic.
Made in the UK.

The ELC cage is supplied ready assembled, price £52.50.
or
ELC cage bundle (includes ELC cage, Cleaning Sponge, Sprig Pot and ten ELC Liners*, colour stick insect information sheet), price £59.99.

Delivery £9.95

* please state colour preference - blue or pink or green?
Capacity:
20 adult Indian stick insects (Carausius morosus) or
15 adult Pink Winged stick insects (Sipyloidea sipylus) or
8 adult Thailand stick insects (Baculum thaii) or
6 adult New Guinea stick insects (Eurycantha calcarata) or
6 adult Australian Macleays Spectre stick insects (Extatosoma tiaratum).
Side of ELC cage sliding upwards
One of the white mesh sides
is removable, so you can easily reach
into the cage from the side.
ELC cage with Thailand stick insects
Stick insects can climb easily by hooking their claws around the white mesh sides.


ELC stick insect cage with Pink Winged stick insects
Keep the cage clean by lining the floor with a disposable pink, blue, or green ELC cage Liner and replace this weekly.
ELC stick insect cage with New Guinea stick insects showing removable lid.
The ELC cage has a lift off lid (as well as one removable white mesh side panel).



HAP with Indian stick insect nymphs HAP
The HAP is ideal housing for baby stick insects. Keep stick insects in the HAP until they are approximately two months old, they are then ready to be transferred to the ELC cage.

You can easily see the stick insects because the HAP is made from clear plastic. The HAP has no air holes. Young stick insects benefit from the enclosed surroundings and have plenty of air to breathe. Every time you add a fresh leaf, you let more air into the HAP, so there is plenty of air in there for the stick insects. Always put a wet bramble leaf in the HAP, so the baby stick insects can have a drink. Replace the HAP Liner weekly, so they are kept in clean surroundings.

You can store stick insect eggs in the HAP for months, leaving them to develop inside. You can see at once when they hatch out because the HAP is transparent and see-through. HAPs are manufactured in the UK.

Height 13cm, 5".
Diameter 7.5cm, 3".

HAPs are £4.40 each.
HAP Liners (pack of twenty) £1.20.

If ordering with other items, total delivery is capped at £9.95. If you just want a few HAPs (and Liners), courier delivery for 1- 4 HAPs is £6.95.
To purchase this item please phone
01733 203358
or email cindi@small-life.co.uk



HLQ Snail Cage
Assorted vegetables, Water Dish,
and eggshells on the wet HLQ Liner

HLQ Giant African Land Snail cage


The HLQ cage is supplied with HLQ Liners that are designed to be used wet. This is a successful and hygienic way to maintain high humidity in the cage. So there are no unpleasant flies and smells associated with having wet soil at the bottom.

The HLQ cage is designed for snails with a shell length of 3cm or more. If you have adult Giant African Land Snails, also provide a dish of soil (for them to bury their eggs).

It's easy to access the HLQ cage. The roof lifts off and the front panel slides upwards.


The HLQ is made from technical performance plastic which means that if the surroundings get hotter, the panels change shape and let more air into the cage. This type of plastic is also exceptionally easy to clean, and so the snail poo and any detritus can easily be washed off using lukewarm water and the Cleaning Sponge.


Specification:
Height 40cm, 15½".
Width 36.5cm, 14½".
Depth 27.5cm, 10¾".
Weight 2.4kg.

Material: plastic (technical performance).
Made in the UK.

HLQ bundle (includes HLQ cage, Cleaning Sponge, six HLQ Liners, Water Dish, information sheet), price £48.

Delivery £9.95
Capacity:
Giant African Land Snails (Achatina fulica) : 2 adults or
10 immature ones (minimum shell size 3cm).
Access to HLQ Snail Cage
The front panel slides up
so you can reach into the cage




The TTQ cage
The TTQ cage demonstrating the version with the access flap on lid
TTQ cage for large caterpillars, praying mantis, and some small stick insects

The TTQ cage has only one ventilated side. For insects that require even less ventilation, this side can be supplied with fine green mesh attached. Please contact us if you are unsure which version to choose.

The other side is solid and removable (it slides upwards), allowing you to reach into the cage from the side.

The standard lid is solid and clear. Use this lid if the TTQ cage is housing large caterpillars or small stick insects. A lid with an access flap is also available, please request this version if you intend housing a praying mantis (mantid) in the TTQ. (You can drop livefood into the cage via this top flap).

You can see the insects very well through the clear front and back plastic panels. The lid also has a clear plastic viewing area. The TTQ cage is supplied ready assembled.

Keep the TTQ cage clean by lining the floor with a disposable black TTQ Liner. Replace weekly.

Specification:
Height 38cm, 15".
Width 36.5cm, 14½".
Depth 27.5cm, 10¾".

Material: plastic.
Made in the UK.

Prices:
TTQ cage with white mesh side + solid clear lid...£42.
TTQ cage with fine green mesh side + solid clear lid...£44.
TTQ cage with fine green mesh side + lid with flap ...£46.
Optional extras:
TTQ Liners, pack 10 ...£4.99, Sprig Pot ...£3.50, Privet Platform...£2



Delivery £9.95


TIP: If you are keeping juvenile stick insects in the TTQ cage, be sure to move them to a taller cage as they grow, the ELC cage is a popular choice. Please contact us if you need further advice.
Fine green mesh in  TTQ cage
TheTTQ cage version with fine green mesh side.

TTQ cage standard version.


Privet Platform supporting privet sprigs for the Indian Eri caterpillars.
Sliding side of TTQ cage
One side of the TTQ cage slides upwards.
Opening top flap of TTQ cage
Access flap on lid.



Cleaning Sponges to clean stick insect and snail cages
Soft Cleaning Sponge
It's really important to keep the cage/enclosure/tank clean and so we recommend washing it once a month.

Pour lukewarm or cold water into a washing up bowl and add washing up liquid. Soak the Soft Cleaning Sponge in this solution and then rub it on all panels of the cage. Stubborn stains can be removed using some "Parozone beach plus stain remover" (this is sold in hardware outlets). Rinse well with lukewarm or cold tap water and dry the cage using a soft cotton teatowel. Never use hot water because this can permanently damage the cage by distorting the plastic panels.

The Soft Cleaning Sponges are manufactured in the UK.
The size is 11cm x 8cm x 3.5cm.
Three colours are available : pink, green and white. Please state your colour choice when ordering.
Soft Cleaning Sponge £1 each (when purchased with other items).
To purchase the Soft Cleaning Sponge please phone 01733 203358
or email cindi@small-life.co.uk




Bee study cages
Standard Bee Study Cages
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.
Two sizes are available, if you require extra holes or different sized holes, please let us know.

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 50, price £12.40 per pack.

Height 6.5cm, 2½".
Width 8.5cm, 3¼".
Depth 4.5cm, 1¾".



The larger Bee Study Cage has one hole of the roof (16mm diameter). The 2mm diameter ventilation holes are on the two sides. A 12mm diameter hole is on the side.Syringe rings are available to secure the syringe in place. Syringe rings are available in packs of 50, price £12.40 per pack.

Height 10cm, 4".
Width 10cm, 4".
Depth 5.5cm, 2¼".


Minimum order 50 bee cages.
Precision made in the UK.
UK and international delivery available.


Standard Bee Study Cage and Larger Bee Study Cage
Standard and larger Bee Study Cage



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VAT:
VAT number :GB 473 5005 60
EORI number :GB473500560000
Prices on this website include 20% VAT. Receipted VAT invoices are sent on request
Delivery:
Delivery
Live arrival is guaranteed.

Courier delivery within mainland UK is up to £9.95. We shall let you know in advance when courier delivery will be.
EXPORTS:

Cages are shipped by courier (usually FedEx), using priority trackable airmail, using Incoterms DAP.

We do not export living creatures.



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