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Old 08-03-2018, 12:53 PM
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Hi again!

So, I've made some tupperware mantis enclosures. Through vents, mesh side and top, etc. However, I've been looking at invert/aboreal acrylic enclosures and figured I can probably make my own, using vectors for the design and the laser cutter. I can do a proper mesh screen top, which is sorely lacking from the nicer acrylic enclosures I've seen - and I can cut them to exact sizes that I need - at a much cheaper price than buying them in sizes that might be too big or too small, etc.

So, here's a question:

What adhesives do we know injure/kill insects, or mantids and their feeder insects specifically?

EG: Would the glues they use for aquarium perspex be OK? Will the regular acrylic glues be fine?

As you can guess, I've looked for info on this but can't find a lot - so wondered if anyone else knew. If not, I'd rather not risk injuring any of my insects.
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Old 08-03-2018, 01:01 PM
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(What I ideally want to be using is Tensol 12, which is Dichloromethane and Methyl Methacrylate according to the MSDS)
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