Everything that's new @ NEHERP!
Major Website Update
A massive overhaul of our Vivarium Kits was just launched on Thanksgiving. There are thousands of possible combinations now, and we've also included a ton of supporting information at the bottom of every kit's page. We hope that the info & kits we provide can help anyone interested to build the absolute best live vivarium environment they can! The development of this update took over a year, and we're looking forward to plenty of stuff to come. We hope you love the new layouts, options, and upgraded interfaces as much as we do. Beyond the awesome new content, this update will also be much easier and faster for us to update. (That means better stock updates, more sales & promos, and plenty of other good stuff!) We've got more projects in the pipeline still, so be sure to check back soon. HAVE A HAPPY AND SAFE THANKSGIVING!
Thanks for choosing to support our small business. We look forward to working with you!
-Mike, Jess, & Mike W.
New Isopods Available!
Armadillidium, Dwarf Varieties, and Porcellio
New plants have grown out & are ready to ship!
There's too many to list here, so please check out our new plants page!
Curly Jungle Vine
Rigid all-natural jungle vines
Like our Ghostwood branches only cheaper, & without as much detail
Grow Out Enclosure Kit (Live) - 32oz
A convenient temporary home for a variety of tiny animals
A grow out enclosure (often just called a "growout") is built to temporarily house an animal for one reason or another. When a hatchling makes it's first steps into the world, there can be benefits of housing it individually, rather than in a group of young'uns or with it's parents. The offspring of certain species are so tiny that they can escape through the cracks of many major brand name enclosures, and many of those enclosures are so large that the little ones would have a hard time searching for food. In situations like these, housing the little animal in his or her own growout will make a keeper's job simpler and the animal's life safer. As soon as the animal grows a little and can be housed in a more permanent home, the growout enclosure can be disassembled, cleaned, and re-purposed or simply discarded. (Hide this paragraph)
There are a handful of different solutions for illuminating these enclosures. Our favorite option is Current Satellite LED+, since they are cool enough to be mounted just a couple inches away from the lids while providing excellent PAR specs at that distance. A less expensive & more powerful option is Jump Start T5HO lighting, which runs hotter & requires them to be mounted a little further from the cups. Either lighting option is available in a variety of lengths, so we'd recommend choosing the one which suits your needs best. With 2-cup-deep rows (pictured above), a 24in fixture can illuminate 10 cups, while a 48in fixture can illuminate 20-22. Moss (not included) can be added for an upgraded aesthetic effect, but it's not truly necessary or practically beneficial in these setups. The plants we include with this kit are very easy to grow, and shouldn't be a problem for even the most novice caregiver when the correct type of lighting is used. Please keep in mind that UVB light will not pass through plastic, and although there's a metal mesh lid on each cup (which allows some UVB to pass), we don't feel comfortable recommending these Grow Out Kits for any species which requires UVB light to synthesize Vitamin D3. (Hide this paragraph)
These are not complete live vivarium environments, so some upkeep will be necessary. Having said that, these little kits can perform fairly well if Springtails (not included) are added to help fragment the waste of the inhabitant. Some spot cleaning may be necessary for certain species, but these are still fairly low-maintenance compared to most other options. At NEHERP we mist these enclosures 2-3X daily, feed every other day, and perform spot cleaning as needed. (Hide this paragraph)
We designed these kits to be an awesome & convenient deal for enthusiasts & breeders. Every quantity above the "single kit" purchase is discounted a bit below what you'd spend to do it yourself while purchasing the same quality stuff from us. We try to be open & upfront with our pricing, so we've added some data to give you an idea of the costs involved with building 10 or 50 kits by purchasing supplies separately. Keep in mind this doesn't factor-in stuff like bare rooting plants and cutting the wood down to size.
|Quantity||Product||Price||Price Per Cup|
|1||Gallon V2 Substrate*||$7.49||$0.75|
|1||50pk Fabrikal 32oz Cups**||$9.99||$0.20|
|10||Vented Mesh Lids||$3.00||$0.30|
|3||3in Pots Vining Plant #1||$8.97||$1.49|
|3||3in Pots Vining Plant #2||$10.47||$1.74|
|Expense Purchasing Separately:||$48.91||$5.37***|
|NEHERP Grow Out Kit Cost @ 10qty||$47.99||$4.79/ea Cup|
** This is the smallest quantity we sell, leaving 40 cups available for future use.
*** Price per cup total reflects cost of a few unused products.
|Quantity||Product||Price||Price Per Cup|
|5||Gallon V2 Substrate*||$37.45||$0.75|
|1||50pk Fabrikal 32oz Cups||$9.99||$0.20|
|50||Vented Mesh Lids||$15.00||$0.30|
|15||3in Pots Vining Plant #1**||$44.85||$1.49|
|15||3in Pots Vining Plant #2||$52.35||$1.74|
|Expense Purchasing Separately:||$219.59||$4.39/ea Cup|
|NEHERP Grow Out Kit Cost @ 50qty||$209.99||$4.19/ea Cup|
** Depending on the plants selected, there may be some left over.
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We've used setups like these to temporarily house a variety of different hatchling species. These are also useful for quarantining small new animal acquisitions. Each kit includes a 32oz FabriKal cup, matching Metal Mesh Lid, small piece of wood decor, substrate, and two live plants. The wood decor is typically Manzanita, hand-cut to fit into a 32oz deli cup. The included substrate is a modified V2 Vivarium Substrate intended to hold a little more moisture for this short-term purpose. Springtails and/or Isopods (not included) will still thrive in this mix, and the growout substrate can later be poured into the animal's permanent home when it's appropriate to help seed it with microfauna. The two live plants we include in every kit are well rooted (equivalent to 2in pots) growers choice varieties. Each type is selected to thrive in a wide range of conditions ranging from 55%-95% relative humidity, and will be specifically labeled with plant species & bare rooted like every other plant we sell. Occasional trimming may be necessary for longer-lived temporary homes, and the plants can also be re-used in the animal's permanent home if desired. To keep maintenance schedules uniform & predictable, we typically include just 2-3 species of plants per order. Kit quantities of 3 and greater will have grouped packaging to keep shipping simple, while maintaining individual plant IDs per package.
Please review our perishable shipping policy before ordering. Please allow up to 5 business days for the 50qty option to process & ship.
This is a very small enclosure for temporarily housing very small young animals. Please do your research & ensure this is an appropriate choice before buying.
Extremely detailed Manzanita branches suitable for a wide variety of habitats
NEHERP Glass Inserts For Exo Terra Terrariums
Raise humidity in any Exo Terra enclosure using our quick & easy glass inserts!
NEHERP Glass Inserts For Zoo Med Terrariums
Raise humidity in any Zoo Med enclosure using our quick & easy glass inserts!
NEHERP Plant Mounting Kit
Our discounted package of plant mounting favorites!
(Numbered For Reference)
1) Neoregelia mounted with Sphagnum & Mounting Wire
2) Moss, Peperomia, and Tillandsias mounted with picks & Wire
3) Sphagnum Wrapped in NEHERP Moss, attached w/Mounting Wire
4) Dischidia ovata trained to grow along custom background w/picks
The red Neoregelias were drilled into the wood decor & secured with wire, and the green Neoregelias were secured using wire disguised with NEHERP Moss. The ferns & (non-slurry) Moss were lightly wrapped around Sphagnum Moss for moisture retention, and each section was pinned using wooden picks. The hanging plants were each wrapped in Sphagnum Moss, and pinned in place by wire clips.
• 16oz. AAA New Zealand Sphagnum Moss (Expands in water!)
• 18 4-inch pieces of cuttable, flexible, textured mounting wire
• 20 pieces square, round tip wooden picks (Included for free!)
Any exposed pointed wood pick ends must also be snipped by hand, with scissors, or with a wire cutter. This product's retail labeling is still in development, and may vary from photo.