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moohooses

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Hi everyone, I'm new here and excited to get started with this hobby! So far, set up the tank and ordered live feeders.
 

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Hi, welcome
Thank you :D
I have a question. I got an enclosure set up that I learned won't work due to the type of mesh used. I don't want the tank to be useless though, as it can probably house an adult. It's there any way to replace the mesh with a better material? It's the zoomed 5 Fallon critter kit
 

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Did someone say mesh is a problem? I'd more concerned with the large size. We typically use relatively small, minimalistic enclosures, so the mantis can easily find it's prey. A feeder could evade a mantis indefinitely in one of those nice naturalistic terrariums. Too many hiding places.
 

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Did someone say mesh is a problem? I'd more concerned with the large size. We typically use relatively small, minimalistic enclosures, so the mantis can easily find it's prey. A feeder could evade a mantis indefinitely in one of those nice naturalistic terrariums. Too many hiding places.
Hmm, so my concerns were more on the types of mesh. I have some setups with mesh I know will be fine. These setups, however, are for nymphs. So enclosures for nymphs do not really concern me, I think I know what I'm doing when it comes to that

The situation that concerns me a bit more is when the mantises reach sub-adult/adult status. The tank I have is a more thick, less comfortable mesh (I imagine). I wish I could paste a link, but it was that 5 gallon tall zoomed terrariums. As a replacement, I got two 4x4x7 acrylic enclosures with mesh at the top. I believe (but I'm not positive) those would be good for adult mantises. They're done of the enclosures I found on Etsy.

If the zoomed I currently have wouldn't work in any case, can it be repurposed for something that would be useful?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
 

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The frog guys are modifying existing Exo Terras and Zoo Meds all the time. They'll replace mesh tops with glass for instance. No reason why you can't replace it with a finer mesh.
 

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