Don’t skip the grocery store for enclosures

MotherofDragons

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Look what my local Winco had!! Found them about a week ago. Finally getting around to drilling the acrylic (which went very smoothly) for some new T’s. They’re crystal clear, including the lid. I put a sticker and expo marker I was using to mark holes for drilling inside to demonstrate acrylic clarity. Roughly 5 3/4”L x 3 3/4”W x 6”H. $3.58ea for the 57oz.

I found some taller ones as well on a different trip that give a few more inches in height, same L and W dimensions. Those were $1 more.

Is the 89oz too big for a 1” P. Irminia? Was considering giving myself a bit more working room for that one! I’m really excited to give them a try though most things I have are too small for them currently, just planning ahead.

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I can’t go anywhere without my fiancé going “hey, look! You could put a spider in this!” 🤣

these are phenomenal though! I guess I’m going to Safeway this weekend
 

MotherofDragons

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I can’t go anywhere without my fiancé going “hey, look! You could put a spider in this!” 🤣

these are phenomenal though! I guess I’m going to Safeway this weekend
I love repurposing things. I have some Avics in peanut butter and trail Mix containers that I couldn’t get the sticky crap off so I’m looking forward to the visibility!!
 

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Look what my local Winco had!! Found them about a week ago. Finally getting around to drilling the acrylic (which went very smoothly) for some new T’s. They’re crystal clear, including the lid. I put a sticker and expo marker I was using to mark holes for drilling inside to demonstrate acrylic clarity. Roughly 5 3/4”L x 3 3/4”W x 6”H. $3.58ea for the 57oz.

I found some taller ones as well on a different trip that give a few more inches in height, same L and W dimensions. Those were $1 more.

Is the 89oz too big for a 1” P. Irminia? Was considering giving myself a bit more working room for that one! I’m really excited to give them a try though most things I have are too small for them currently, just planning ahead.

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woah those are perfect😳
 

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I love repurposing things. I have some Avics in peanut butter and trail Mix containers that I couldn’t get the sticky crap off so I’m looking forward to the visibility!!
For future reference, rubbing alcohol or vodka works great to get that residue off! Just wet a rag with either option (maybe don't waste good vodka) and it will rub right off. :)
 

MotherofDragons

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For future reference, rubbing alcohol or vodka works great to get that residue off! Just wet a rag with either option (maybe don't waste good vodka) and it will rub right off. :)
I tried the rubbing alcohol with zero success. I only tried to rub with a soaked paper towel. It didn't work for me at all; maybe the texture of a real rag would have produced different results, but I really had it soaked and was trying hard. I tried several things and stopped short of the chemical goo-gone.
 

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I tried the rubbing alcohol with zero success. I only tried to rub with a soaked paper towel. It didn't work for me at all; maybe the texture of a real rag would have produced different results, but I really had it soaked and was trying hard. I tried several things and stopped short of the chemical goo-gone.
I love glass jars for everything except enclosures, and olive oil mixed with equal parts baking soda has always been my go-to. A restaurant recommendation was to soak plastic containers with labels in any sort of cooking oil for 24 hours *Shrug* Pretty cool but I haven't tried that one yet.

Thanks for the heads up on the containers! :)
 

MotherofDragons

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I love glass jars for everything except enclosures, and olive oil mixed with equal parts baking soda has always been my go-to. A restaurant recommendation was to soak plastic containers with labels in any sort of cooking oil for 24 hours *Shrug* Pretty cool but I haven't tried that one yet.

Thanks for the heads up on the containers! :)
I will have to try oil next time! I tried peanut butter and then baking soda paste too. I found some odd suggestions haha. Peanut butter worked on gum in my kids hair once so I thought, why not!

Unfortunately, we don't have Winco down here.
I know some chains are only in some areas, not quite sure how far Winco's spread is. It's newer out here in the past few years as well as far as I know.
 

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Gotcha. I've found my favorite enclosures from Hobby Lobby and good ol' WalMart! I do like yours though. Thanks for sharing
 

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I will have to try oil next time! I tried peanut butter and then baking soda paste too. I found some odd suggestions haha. Peanut butter worked on gum in my kids hair once so I thought, why not!
Haha peanut butter is good for so much!! Honestly, I can't help but think half the suggestions people get for residue removal are practical jokes :geek: I don't like chemicals on stuff like that, but hot water to soften and oil to remove has worked for me so let me know if you try it!
 

MotherofDragons

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Good price per volume for me
Which of the two would you recommend for a 1" P. irminia? or something smaller altogether? I know they are supposed to be fast growers and prefer a bit of extra working room for the speed factor.
 

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Which of the two would you recommend for a 1" P. irminia? or something smaller altogether? I know they are supposed to be fast growers and prefer a bit of extra working room for the speed factor.
32 Oz deli cup is more than enough for a few molts
 

MotherofDragons

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Unfortunately, we don't have Winco down here.
Here is a find more can probably access. 8oz square acrylic “pots” from Michael’s. 99cents regular price, 80cents each after coupon. I really like these!! I’m frugal, so cheap but prettier than deli cup options is a win for me. Took a drill fine without cracking.

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And these are 32oz food storage containers from the Dollar Tree that come in a 2pk. The lids screw on which is nice. I got some clearer ones there also, but those lids kinda suck so I won’t be trying them for my P. irminia :lol:



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MotherofDragons

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Gotcha. I've found my favorite enclosures from Hobby Lobby and good ol' WalMart! I do like yours though. Thanks for sharing
I didn’t get lucky at my Hobby Lobby. It was one of the first places I tried. Maybe I just didn't know what to look for! I tried for the baseball displays and got a weird one that is two pieces and not useful as an enclosure at all!
 

Westicles

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I got mine in the model section. Plastic cases for displaying model cars
 

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Gotcha. I've found my favorite enclosures from Hobby Lobby and good ol' WalMart! I do like yours though. Thanks for sharing
You should… message me a link to your hobby lobby enclosures. Maybe mine just sucks because all they have are ones that come in two pieces or boxes that are missing a side and then they sit overtop something else, like an action figure
 
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