Last year I got Madagascar hissing cockroaches to feed to my ant colonies, but I quickly became attached to them and decided to keep them as pets. Our cat Perdjie also took a liking to them and now it’s not just my cockroaches, it’s our cockroaches. I decided to build them a larger wooden vivarium to give them more space and keep them safe from potential predators.
Something that I tried was 3D printing the vents directly on the insect net. This worked much better than I thought and I will use this process again (I did need to cat-proofing the netting once inserted into the vivarium)
The final result:
Here is the whole building process:
I am quite happy with the vivarium and will now search for another food source for my ants.