Best enclosure?


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Mantis Man13

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Apr 13, 2013
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Hello i need a detailed explanation as to how to go about making the best enclosure possible for a mantis, pictures included.
Different types of praying mantis enclosures are available, each with its own pros and cons:

  1. Glass Tanks:
    • Pros: Excellent visibility, retains heat and humidity, prevents escape.
    • Cons: Limited ventilation, heavy and fragile.
  2. Mesh Cages:
    • Pros: Superior ventilation, lightweight and portable, ideal for communal species.
    • Cons: Reduced visibility, limited heat retention, potential for escape.
  3. Acrylic Cages:
    • Pros: Great visibility, lightweight and durable, customizable.
    • Cons: Moderate ventilation, may require additional heating, prone to scratching.
  4. Plastic Containers:
    • Pros: Affordable, easy to find.
    • Cons: Limited aesthetics, minimal ventilation, durability concerns.
If you want to read more I have a comprehensive guide about perfect mantis enclosure:

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