This one is difficult to photograph well from the front, but is more photogenic from a birds eye view thankfully. It has been setup since 2014 and was my first attempt at building a terrarium from scratch. It is a 14″ cube with a sliding glass lid that comes out the front and is held in place by clear H channel. This design was preferable to a front opening door because these particular frogs were very bouncy when I received them […]
Some shots of the R. biolat vivarium from this fall. Over the past two years I’ve probably placed close to 20 different Bryophyte species in here, and for a while they disappeared. Slowly, they have started to grow back and spread.
I’ve never seen it growing along the leaf venation like this before, and wonder if more nutrients are available in these areas for their ability to hold water and sediment. It reminds me of an experiment in which oats (a favorite slime mold food) were oriented to resemble the way cities are scattered around Tokyo. The slime mold’s path to consuming the oats was refined in a matter of hours to bear a strong resemblance the Tokyo public transit system. […]
I’ve not been keeping this species for long (only a few months), and was horrified to notice one day that my male had developed what looked to be a severe eye infection in his right eye. Just a day prior, all had looked completely normal. As I write this, it has now been almost five weeks since the onset of the infection and it has cleared completely and he seems to have recovered good vision in the right eye. Below […]
Freshly started bins of Pearcea hypocyrtifolia and various Pilea species. These are repotted every 3-6 months, and the process repeated ad infinitum. They seem to grow significantly better on fresh potting soil. After a desirable base number of plants is established, the repotting is done to maintain nice looking plants, not increase production. The larger pots at the base of the Pilea bin are second copies of the mother plants (backup stock kept elsewhere for better protection against possible disease). […]
A handful of plants on this site will be labeled with bogus names. The plant archive is largely a database for myself so I can keep information organized. I apologize if the naming causes confusion or if it is in any way insulting to those who have collected the plants or those with more experience with certain groups of plants. If plants come to me with descriptive or singular names, even if they are not species names, I will keep […]