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The Magnetic Substrate Tray is a handy accessory for enhancing humidity control in the arboreal glass tower enclosures. This detachable tray, securely attached using magnets, holds inert or inorganic materials that absorb and retain moisture, creating a stable humidity buffer for your enclosure.

Having extra substrate trays on hand makes maintenance faster and allows immediate replacement with a clean one.

Key Features

  • Magnetic Attachment: Securely attaches to the enclosure using strong magnets, ensuring stability and ease of maintenance.
  • Convenient Watering Hole: The side features a 3mm-wide watering hole for easy rehydration of the substrate using a pipette, minimizing disturbance to your spider.
  • Material Versatility: Suitable for use with various moisture-absorbent materials; read below.
  • Enhanced Humidity Control: Creates a moist air buffer that contributes to a healthy environment for your spider.


Substrate options: 

The preferred substrate is inorganic, with top choices including vermiculite, perlite, coarse sand, and even small rocks. Due to their hardiness, semi-organic materials like coconut fibre can also be used. Organic materials such as peat, sphagnum moss, and leaf litter are suitable if there is unobstructed airflow and the material is not kept overly damp for extended periods.


**The substrate tray is meant to hold damp material, not standing water or free-flowing liquids.


Easy Maintenance

The Magnetic Substrate Tray is easy to clean and replace. Remove it from the enclosure, clean it with mild soaps, and rinse thoroughly with cold water. Regular maintenance ensures the tray provides optimal humidity control without introducing contaminants.


Safety Notice

The 3mm-wide watering hole may allow small juvenile or baby-jumping spiders to escape. To prevent this, ensure the tray is filled with enough substrate to cover the hole or plug the hole with a small portion of cotton fibres or similar material. Alternatively, you can use a ventilation plate between the tray and glass core to completely seal the spiderlings, preventing them from reaching the tray substrate.



This tray is designed to integrate seamlessly with our AeroVent and LightVent enclosures. Its magnetic attachment allows it to be easily removed for cleaning or replacement, providing convenience and efficiency in maintaining your pet's habitat.


Available in various sizes to match the dimensions of your enclosure:

  • 4 cm x 4 cm
  • 5 cm x 5 cm
  • 6 cm x 6 cm
  • 7 cm x 7 cm
  • 9 cm x 9 cm
  • 10 cm x 10 cm
  • 11 cm x 11 cm
  • 12 cm x 12 cm


Integration with Ventilation Plate

When used with the Magnetic Ventilation Plate, the Magnetic Substrate Tray acts as a barrier to prevent organic waste from contaminating the wet material beneath. This setup simplifies maintenance by allowing the removal of the magnetic tray without fully opening the enclosure while also creating a moist air buffer under the ventilation plate. This configuration ensures strong airflow and effectively utilizes the evaporating tray's moisture.


The tray measurement options correspond to the last two numbers of your enclosure size choice (W x D, width by depth).


Magnetic Substrate Tray for AeroVent & LightVent Enclosures

PriceFrom C$4.98
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