Second of all, I don’t know who in their right mind would give this a bad review because the “plastic isn’t clear”. It’s obvious there is a protective film over it and needs to be peeled off. I mean.... come on.... I feel like that review was a joke. Once the protective film is removed, this sucker is crystal clear. It’s so clear that when it gets dusty, all I have to do is lightly blow on it, and the dust flies off. It also makes it super good for filming and photo opps. Because all black widows are divas for the camera.
Third of all, this thing is so darn easy to put together it’s INSANE. it’s easy to take apart and put together for easy cleaning. My 5 year old could put this together (I don’t have a 5 year old, but if I did, they would slap this baby together in minutes) and even though this thing is easy to put together and take apart, it’s sturdy af. I mean I trust it to safely contain my deadly black widow in a house full of clumsy savage feral kids. And yes, even 5 year olds (I babysit).
ALSO, You can have this thing horizontal, too. For those critters that like long short habitats. The lid is magnetic and stays shut no matter how your critter likes to live. There is one wall with no air holes. So if you do use it horizontally, the critters poo won’t fall out. Heck you could even hang it from the ceiling if you wanted to get crazy creative.
The air holes are small enough to keep a small jumping spider contained but big enough to fit a water mister nozzle, so you can mist water droplets for drinking or just moister for those tropical species.
I suggest buy this thing!! Don’t look anywhere else because there is none. This is the only one!! I have several of my black widow owning friends asking me about this. It has become quite popular in the black widow community. I’m actually going to buy a second one just to have it just in case they sell out. Who knows.... I may get another widow, too.
I would also like to add that if your widow (or other small creature) were to ever reproduce, the air holes may not contain wee tiny babies. But I have a solution for a temporary containment (critter pack n’ play) Just simply slide a nylon stocking over the whole container to cover the air holes. The creature can still breathe and keep her babies from escaping.