What enclosures should I go with

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I don't like the fish tanks what is out their any websites recommendations dose Walmart have any good tubs that anyone used I prefer to stack them well I would like that kind of setup
 

mitty

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What kind of T's are we working with? Terrestrial, arboreal? Sizes? Let me know and I'll throw a few at ya!
 

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What kind of T's are we working with? Terrestrial, arboreal? Sizes? Let me know and I'll throw a few at ya!
Well don't have yet but I was thinking both terrestrial and arboreal and size I was thinking sling and juvenile maybe adult depending on availability
 

mitty

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I'll go ahead and copy and paste a reply I made on another post. The user was looking into purchasing a B. albopilosum which is a terrestrial T.

If it's a sling, you can get away with deli cups if you don't mind looks. There are different sizes that you can pick up off Amazon for incredibly cheap prices. https://www.amazon.com/Reditainer-E...rd_wg=7CO48&psc=1&refRID=FAGSEMAV2BY05NB5XT87 This link is to 16 oz. deli cups. This package comes with a total of 36 of these little babies. If you look around on Amazon, you can find smaller quantities of these such as a 24 pack. Those links are for terrestrials. This link here is to some 32 oz. deli cups which are perfect for arboreal enclosures - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004HV0X7S/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 - these come in a 25 pack.

If you're looking for a better looking - cheap - acrylic enclosure. Hobby Lobby acrylic display cases are cheap and they also look very appealing. The lids are sometimes very hard to take off and put back on. There are numerous options with these as well depending on the size of your T(s). Here's links to a few of them that could possibly work for you. http://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Model-Kits/Display-Cases/Clear-Baseball-Display-Case/p/910 - http://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Ho...tball-Display-Case-with-Plastic-Base/p/108342 - http://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Ho...Clear-Display-Case-with-Plastic-Base/p/108341 - those are for terrestrials. http://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Ho...es/13-x-5-1-2-x-5-Standard-Display-Case/p/906 - http://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Model-Kits/Display-Cases/Crystal-Clear-Display-Case/p/916 these can be modified a bit and used for arboreals. Check these threads out on this forum. You can find a tutorial on how to modify these Hobby Lobby display cases and make a stunning arboreal set up for cheap! Also, with hobby lobby cases, you can use a 40% off coupon on your enclosure purchase so it is very good looking and cheap as well.

Hope this has helped you out some. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask!
 
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smc

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I'll go ahead and copy and paste a reply I made on another post. The user was looking into purchasing a B. albopilosum which is a terrestrial T.

If it's a sling, you can get away with deli cups if you don't mind looks. There are different sizes that you can pick up off Amazon for incredibly cheap prices. https://www.amazon.com/Reditainer-E...rd_wg=7CO48&psc=1&refRID=FAGSEMAV2BY05NB5XT87 This link is to 16 oz. deli cups. This package comes with a total of 36 of these little babies. If you look around on Amazon, you can find smaller quantities of these such as a 24 pack. Those links are for terrestrials. This link here is to some 32 oz. deli cups which are perfect for arboreal enclosures - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004HV0X7S/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 - these come in a 25 pack.

If you're looking for a better looking - cheap - acrylic enclosure. Hobby Lobby acrylic display cases are cheap and they also look very appealing. The lids are sometimes very hard to take off and put back on. There are numerous options with these as well depending on the size of your B. albopilosum. Here's links to a few of them that could possibly work for you. http://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Model-Kits/Display-Cases/Clear-Baseball-Display-Case/p/910 - http://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Ho...tball-Display-Case-with-Plastic-Base/p/108342 - http://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Ho...Clear-Display-Case-with-Plastic-Base/p/108341 - those are for terrestrials. http://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Ho...es/13-x-5-1-2-x-5-Standard-Display-Case/p/906 - http://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Model-Kits/Display-Cases/Crystal-Clear-Display-Case/p/916 these can be modified a bit and used for arboreals. Check these threads out on this forum. You can find a tutorial on how to modify these Hobby Lobby display cases and make a stunning arboreal set up for cheap! Also, with hobby lobby cases, you can use a 40% off coupon on your enclosure purchase so it is very good looking and cheap as well.

Hope this has helped you out some. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask!
Thanks bud appreciate it
 

mitty

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Well don't have yet but I was thinking both terrestrial and arboreal and size I was thinking sling and juvenile maybe adult depending on availability
Went ahead and looked up a video on Youtube for you in reference to the Hobby Lobby arboreal enclosures. He doesn't go very in depth with this video but he has numerous others that may give you some ideas.
 

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Went ahead and looked up a video on Youtube for you in reference to the Hobby Lobby arboreal enclosures. He doesn't go very in depth with this video but he has numerous others that may give you some ideas.
Shame, there aren't Hobby Lobby in my area. Years back Hobbyland was a big chain, unfortunately they went under. Hobby shops around here don't have much in display cases. So I'm always on the lookout for things to modify.
 

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I don't like the fish tanks what is out their any websites recommendations dose Walmart have any good tubs that anyone used I prefer to stack them well I would like that kind of setup
For terrestrials Really Useful Boxes are THE best for stacking and basic mods. You can give the lids a clear lid w/plexi withi a minor mod. I love them. Plus, the locking lid while reliable, opens so softly it barely disturbs most Ts. RUBs ROCK.
 

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I here I think it's called the container store or something like that I here that have some good ones too but i been looking on YouTube and they have some that are completely built but i been looking up prices acrylic sheets are expensive
 

Red Eunice

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I here I think it's called the container store or something like that I here that have some good ones too but i been looking on YouTube and they have some that are completely built but i been looking up prices acrylic sheets are expensive
I've been to the local Container Store, lots of acrylic to choose from. All of which require, to some extent, a bit of tweaking.
For my terrestrial species, slings/juvenile, Rubbermaid Take alongs are my choice. Very cheap, rugged, secure, stackable and readily available at grocery and dollar stores. Only mod to be done is vent placement.
Large juvenile/adults, again terrestrial, Sterilite tubs are used. I get mine at Menards, cheapest DIY center locally, and the lids aren't modified whatsoever.
Arboreal slings, I start in repurposed 40 oz. peanut butter containers, that are inverted. Once needing larger enclosures, they go into acrylic enclosures I build from scratch.
Posting photos of a few of mine.
 

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