Having been so inspired by the forest of the Condor in southern Ecuador (where the only dart frog is Excidobates condor), I decided to do a mostly Biotope tank but with different frogs. So far, the frogs have not noticed (shock!).
There are a lot of articles out there which are more detailed than this, but here are some general guidelines and processes that work for me. Standard terrariums are typically constructed with 1/4 glass. For anything with dimensions smaller than approximately 16″ LxW 3/16 inch glass works just fine. You can do slightly thinner for larger terrariums, but the measurements are made enormously easier using the 1/4. The following are instructions to make a very simple terrarium with no drilling […]
So following along with the same idea that Emily and I thought would be helpful, here is a small assortment of rocks. Of course this is just a tiny sampling and in many locations there is a wide variety of stones. For those trying to pick out some rocks for your tank or maybe even making some artificial ones, we are hoping these photos may help. There are situations where there is some uniformity in the rocks, but even in […]
Maybe the first question the reader has is why bother? As the magnolia and live oak leaves that are regularly used in terrariums are easy to source and have good durability. And generally speaking are attractive and provide the frogs and invertebrates with healthy substrates. But, these are the sort of things that Emily and I talk about when we discuss content for the blog. That some may want to see a few photos of the details in situ. Maybe for a […]
This little glass piglet was sitting all the way back in the cupboard, covered in dust and filled with some well aged truffle oil. It was a souvenir that was purchased a decade earlier in some shop in the Paris airport. A funny little container for something special. The task of removing the oil was procrastinated upon and soon became a chore that just lingered. Recently, during a once in a decade rummage through the back of the cabinets, memories of this […]