A bit different from the usual fish tanks and reptile terrariums, I think! I wanted my L. parahybana female "Amanda" to have more space since she likes to roam around, but I also needed an enclosure I could move easily. Thus this compromise was born...
There are plastic leaves attached to the bars, to prevent humidity escaping without blocking the air flow too much. I will have to supervise the humidity levels but so far it's stayed alright...
In the enclosure she was before, the humidity was higher and she just tried to stay in the driest parts possible, so hopefully it won't become a problem.
Oh my goodness! I think this is a wonderful step above the Sterilite sweater box for terrestrial tarantulas that need to be on a shelf rather than in a beautiful display habitat. No, you can't stack them the way you can Sterilites, but you sure can see what's going on in there. As long as it isn't a bolty species, I think this is a great idea! For those of us with smaller collections, this could really work. I only have 5 or 6 Sterilite specimens, and they live on a long 2-shelf shoe rack under my desk. And enough light gets in there that in the right location, humidity loving species could even have live plants. I'm a big believer in live plants. About how much do those cages cost per each and what are the dimensions with the lid on? Love it!
@Dovey Thanks! I don't know about the US prices or availability, but I bought this specific enclosure for about 40€. The dimensions are about 55x39x27 cm (21x15x10 in inches?), and this was the smallest size! You can find more information just by searching "duna", or "plastic hamster cage", I think. This one was made by Ferplast.
One thing to note is also the size of the gaps between the bars, and not only because the possible humidity issues. My LP is suitably big with her already around 15cm and still growing legspan, but smaller spiders could definetely wiggle through that.
I came up with this solution because: 1) it is large enough, yet it is not too tall for a terrestial so no need for insane amounts of substrate, 2) it's very lightweight and easy to move around, 3) you can access it easily, and 4) you can see inside very nicely.