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FEEDING AND HUSBANDRY
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Housing Options
by Gareth Price
28th May, 2001
Overview

 print out | 28/05/01

Warning: the new hi-tech products you are about to see may cause some disturbance. If you have any old, broken aquaria in the room, please remove them as this article may hurt their self esteem. You maintain the right to scream "I want that!"

What with all these advances in today's rapidly expanding technological market place, it seems only right that some of this advancement should spill over into the world of entomology. In many respects, the reptile and amphibian hobby has taken the spotlight over the past ten years, with the advent of digitally accurate thermometers, environmentally precise UV lights and a myriad of new heating appliances. This is all about to change.

The insect hobby, you see, has been backbuilding! Yes, like some powerful volcano, the high tech industry has violently spewed more gadgets, wotzits and thingimybobs than i'd care to shake a stick (insect) at! In this all new article, I hope to right the wrongs of the reptile & amphibian industry (although I may be somewhat biased, being the owner of an iguana and a white's tree frog). Nonetheless, I intend to show you what (in the past five years) the field of entomology has become.

I have reviewed new cages, lighting appliances, thermometers, heaters and various other goodies for their pros and cons. In this never before attempted feat of entomological achievement, I will also demonstrate how a cage can be quickly thrown together in a period of under one day (with a little help from a friend and several cups of coffee). I've also got my usual slightly mouldy bag of hints and tips for your approval, so slip on your specs and antistatic suit and let's take this bad boy on!

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