For Bioactive Terrariums & Live Vivariums
About Our Enclosures:
Exo Terra Terrariums (For Shipping)
High quality front opening enclosures, 8-12in wide
12x12x18 PT2602 | 18x18x12 PT2603 | 18x18x18 PT2605 | 18x18x24 PT2607 | 18x18x36 PT2606 | 24x18x12 PT2604 | 24x18x18 PT2610 | 24x18x24 PT2612 | 24x18x36 PT2608 | 36x18x12 PT2611 | 36x18x18 PT2613 | 36x18x24 PT2614 | 36x18x36 PT2609
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.
Other Enclosures For Pickup Or Freight Shipping
Exo Terra Terrariums
High quality front opening enclosures 18-36in wide
18x18x18 - PT2605 - $99.99
18x18x24 - PT2607 - $109.99
18x18x24 - PT2607 - $139.99
24x18x12 - PT2604 - $107.99
24x18x18 - PT2610 - $145.99
24x18x24 - PT2612 - $155.99
24x18x36 - PT2608 - $234.99
36x18x12 - PT2611 - $164.99
36x18x18 - PT2613 - $224.99
36x18x24 - PT2614 - $254.99
36x18x36 - PT2609 - $294.99