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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 £57
or
ELC cage bundle (includes ELC cage, Cleaning Sponge, Sprig Pot and ten ELC Liners*, colour stick insect information sheet), price £64.50

Delivery and payment details are at the bottom of this page.

* 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
4 adult pairsThailand stick insects (Baculum thaii) or
3 adult pairs New Guinea stick insects (Eurycantha calcarata) or
3 adult pairs 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.
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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 £5.40 each.
HAP Liners (pack of twenty) £1.38.

Delivery and payment details are at the bottom of this page.


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TTQ nursery cage TTQ cage
The TTQ cage is a great nursery cage for those species of stick insect that need a gradual increase in ventilation as they grow. This only applies to a few species, including the Australian Macleays Spectre stick insect (Extatosoma tiaratum) and the New Guinea stick insect (Eurycantha calcarata). Many other species, such as the Indian stick insect (Carausius morosus), Pink Winged stick insect (Sipyloidea sipylus) and Thailand stick insect (Baculum thaii), do not require this intermediate step.

So, house baby Australian Macleays Spectre and New Guinea stick insects in the HAP and then transfer them to the TTQ when they have completed two skin changes.

The TTQ has one mesh side and so is more ventilated than the HAP but not as airy as the ELC cage (which has two mesh sides).

These stick insects thrive in the TTQ and can climb the mesh side easily. The TTQ has the same floor area as the ELC cage and so you can use ELC Liners to keep the surroundings clean in the TTQ.

You can see the stick insects very well through the crystal clear front, back and top plastic panels. Access is via the lift off lid and also the solid white side that slides upwards.The TTQ cage is supplied ready assembled.

The TTQ is a nursery cage and is not as tall as the ELC cage. So when the Australian Macleays Spectre stick insects and New Guinea stick insects have successully completed another skin change, they should be transferred to the ELC cage, so they have plenty of room to grow properly. These stick insects are larger and now require more ventilation. The ELC can provide this increased air-flow because it has two mesh sides (instead of just one mesh side).


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

Material: plastic.
Made in the UK.

The TTQ cage is supplied ready assembled, price £48.
or
TTQ cage bundle (includes TTQ cage, Cleaning Sponge, Sprig Pot and ten ELC Liners*, colour stick insect information sheet), price £57.
* please state colour preference - blue or pink or green?
Delivery and payment details are at the bottom of this page.
Side view of TTQ showing mesh side
TTQ with sliding side


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Cleaning Sponges to clean stick insect and snail cages


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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 £1.44 each.

Delivery and payment details are at the bottom of this page. .



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 £54.

Delivery and payment details are at the bottom of this page.
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


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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 washers and syringe clips are available to secure the syringe in place.

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 washers and syringe clips are available to secure the syringe in place.

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


Minimum order 30 bee cages.
Precision made in the UK.
UK and international delivery available.
Delivery and payment details are at the bottom of this page.


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

¤ made to order



DELIVERY prices
All items are dispatched by courier. Please check the table opposite for the prices.
We have been in business since 1985 and package everything carefully, so it arrives undamaged.


Live arrival is guaranteed, also safe arrival of the goods.


LARGE CAGES (ELC, TTQ, HLQ, AUC)
1 - 2 cages delivery £9.96
3 - 4 cages delivery £12.96.
5 - 6 cages delivery £15.96.

LIVESTOCK (stick insects, eggs, caterpillars, snails)
FREE delivery if ordered with a large cage, otherwise delivery is £9.96.

SMALL ITEMS (HAP, Sprig Pot, Dishes, Misters, Sponge)
FREE delivery if ordered with a large cage, otherwise delivery is £7.98.

FLAT BOX ITEMS (Liners, books, wallets of fresh leaves)
FREE delivery if ordered with a large cage, otherwise delivery is £3.96.
United Kingdom delivery: Please note that we deliver to addresses within mainland United Kingdom only, but there is a surcharge to these Scottish postcodes: AB, DD, IV, KW, PA, PH, so please phone us on 01733 203358 if you live in these postcodes because there is a delivery surcharge.

Payment Option # 1 Phone Small-Life Supplies on 01733 203358 to pay securely by card.
We accept Electron, Solo, MasterCard, Visa, JCB, Maestro and American Express
Payment Option # 2 Email cindi@small-life.co.uk with details of what you'd like to buy, and your delivery postcode. We'll confirm the order by email and send you the PayPal invoice. PayPal logo
Payment Option # 3 Schools and companies can email cindi@small-life.co.uk and ask for a pro-forma invoice, including the VAT breakdown. Payment can then be made by BACS, CHAPS, EFT, PayPal or card. Bank transfer payments welcome
Payment Option # 4 If you just want to buy one ELC cage and/or the "Keeping Stick Insects" book, you can order securely on-line anytime at the British selling platform numonday.com
https://www.numonday.com/shop/small-life-supplies
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