This is a shallow 1 gallon bowl housing various unidentified Bucephalandra. The substrate is a thin layer of turface, with some lava rock and wood as a growing surface for the plants. It gets medium light and has nearly no ventilation. I believe some of these are ‘brownie’ type Buces. An Aridarium species pictured below, which has grown considerably in the past few months. It enjoys the same conditions as the other plants, with wet feet and room to grow […]
This tank is about a year old now, and houses over 50 species of plants. It stands 36Lx18Wx26T and has zoomed cork tiles on three sides. The substrate is a mix of turface and red infield conditioner in no specific ratios. The primary purpose of this tank is to give shingling species room to grow vertically. Marcgravias and many others do ok on sphagnum, but their growth is so much faster and more robust when climbing a wood surface. Species […]
This tank has been set up about three years now, and is home to 12 R. biolat. It measures 24x18x26. The background is cork and the substrate is 100% red infield clay. It has been more difficult recently to find egg clutches due to all the plant growth but there are a few puddles where the biolat regularly put tadpoles. Some of the larger plants including Mikania gauco, a forked Cyclanth from Ecuador, and some Ecuadorian Pileas. There are a few […]
This small bowl houses Drosera capensis and Dionaea muscipula. I’ve bought venus fly traps many times and never been able to keep them alive (they rot and turn brown after a few months) but this one seems to be doing well. This bowl sits 5-6″ beneath a Sunlight Supply single tube LED for 13 hours a day. I water them with distilled water every other day. Sphagnum can be a weed in many scenarios, choking out smaller Bryophytes, Marcgravias, and […]
Returning from Richard’s Greenhouse with two flats and three grocery bags filled with plants requiring high humidity, I had to quickly scrounge to find space for them all. One of the ferns even got a little droopy during the 30-minute drive home. The terrarium they ended up going in was meant for glassfrogs (on the right). Here it is next to the Ranitomeya biolat terrarium. They both have cork backgrounds, which made it easy to mount the new plants. Despite its messyness, […]
For two years now I’ve been putting all my “stragglers” in this terrarium. Anything that isn’t doing well in my plant bins goes in here. The Bryophytes and orchids are just starting to come into their own, and this Pleurothallid is more or less always in bloom. There are also a trove of epiphytic ferns in here that I’m hopeful will create some nice colonies within the decade 🙂
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.