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    I went ahead and assembled the enclosures for my hatchings (or soon to be, their movies their eggs around like crazy). I will be housing them separately so I made one for each.

    I am using 6 Qt. plastic shoe boxes with the front cut out and replaced with screen and holes melted in the size for ventilation. I glues the bottoms of water bottles to the side to make a sort of feeding ledge for them. One has a fake leafy plant and the other has a live pothos. Oh and the 'substrate' is moist paper towel.

    I would like your opinions please.

    I used Tiny to model the enclosures, and don't mind the pothos I haven't got around to changing the soil but I did wash the leaves.












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    6 quarts are great for hatchlings, and thats exactly what I use. Be VERY careful about the size holes you drill, you'll be shocked at what these little buggers can escape through. I have had 2 gram hatchlings fit through 1cm holes when they were upgraded to 12 quarts too early because I was overloaded with hatchlings and ran out of tubs.
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    Thanks!! I'll have to go measure the holes, if they are too big I have screen (you can see it in some of the pictures) that I can just glue over.
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    Also, I just let my hatchling tubs lie flat... they don't seem to mind, and they find the food on the floor easier that way. I don't use elevated dishes until they move to juvenile tubs (12 quart)

    Its much easier to store the tubs that way, especially when you get to peak hatching season with 12 or more tubs...
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    I only have 2 eggs that should be hatching at the moment and by the time the other two hatch these two will have been upgraded.

    I was going to put a little thing of food on the floor and one in the feeding area so they had a choice and are sure to find the food
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