Climbing material help!

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Climbing material help!

Post by asiankanye » Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:32 pm

I don't know if this belongs here, but is there any way to make a climbable surface such as mesh using household items? I thought about cutting off the top of a fly swatter, but I'm not completely sure whether the plastic is safe to use.

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Post by Hermielover121 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:52 pm

If the fly swatter is not electric it should be fine but I would recommend to get a very small thin one so that their legs doesn’t slip through and they don’t fall. Also make sure to boil it before putting it into the tank


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Post by Xenocrab » Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:55 pm

Boil plastic? I wouldn't recommend that. Not a fly swatter. We use plastic craft mesh and egg crate light diffuser. Jute/hemp climbing ropes, Cholla are great climbing things.

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Post by Hermielover121 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:01 pm

Oh sorry I misread and thought it was metal.


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Post by Hermielover121 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:02 pm

Also you can get jute at most dollar stores for a good price


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Post by Xenocrab » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:30 pm

Ah, I was not aware that there are metal/screen type fly swatters! I've only seen plastic where I live! Apparently, there are metal swatters as well! My bad! Therefore, I cannot say if a metal swatter is good or bad for a crabitat, other than to watch for rust. Even so, I wouldn't boil it. Anything metal, exposed to humidity, as what's needed in our crabitats, will eventually rust. Try plastic crafting mesh..the stuff grandma makes tissue box holders out of!

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Post by Maddamay32 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:37 pm

Xenocrab wrote:Ah, I was not aware that there are metal/screen type fly swatters! I've only seen plastic where I live! Apparently, there are metal swatters as well! My bad! Therefore, I cannot say if a metal swatter is good or bad for a crabitat, other than to watch for rust. Even so, I wouldn't boil it. Anything metal, exposed to humidity, as what's needed in our crabitats, will eventually rust. Try plastic crafting mesh..the stuff grandma makes tissue box holders out of!

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Re: Climbing material help!

Post by asiankanye » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:38 pm

Ok, I'll try and find some mesh online. But here lies another issue. The mesh is supposed to be flexible, right? I need some help finding some mesh that you can mold to whatever shape you want. I found some stiff ones, but I'm not sure if the unlabelled ones are stiff or flexible.

EDIT: this comment was useless. the crafting mesh probably has the word crafting in it for a reason lol :hlol:

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Re: Climbing material help!

Post by JoeHermits » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:52 pm

Most plastic crafting meshes will bend, but if you want them to hold their shape you need to heat them up with a hair dryer while bending them.


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Re: Climbing material help!

Post by Crabby7Crabber » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:59 pm

JoeHermits wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:52 pm
Most plastic crafting meshes will bend, but if you want them to hold their shape you need to heat them up with a hair dryer while bending them.


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Re: Climbing material help!

Post by asiankanye » Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:02 pm

Would this be good, or are the holes too small?
https://www.consumercrafts.com/store/de ... CPEALw_wcB
I might also be able to get my dad to go to the local Michael's early in the morning to avoid people and get one of these mesh things

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Re: Climbing material help!

Post by Crabby7Crabber » Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:05 pm

It looks like the holes might be a little small. I would see if your dad wouldn't mind going to get some. Just make sure they can grab it to climb, whatever you do get! :D
Edit: It may very well be fine for them and they may be able to grasp it, but it doesn't look like it to me)
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Post by asiankanye » Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:06 pm

Yup, I'll probably go with him to get it so I can find which one is best for the hermies.

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Post by Crabby7Crabber » Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:06 pm

Alright, sounds good!
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Re: Climbing material help!

Post by asiankanye » Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:07 pm

Thanks for help!

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