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Porcellio Werneri
Dan

Porcellio werneri: How to Care for the Greek Shield Isopod

Is it a bird, is it a plane, is it a UFO… no, it’s an isopod!  As far as isopods go, they don’t come rounder and flatter than Porcellio werneri. These little flying saucers really are one of the most unique isopods on the market. They’re popular pets (for obvious reasons, I mean, look at them),

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Gass Terrariums
Rae

8 Types of Glass Terrarium for Your Next Project (Containers)

Your glass terrarium container is arguably the most important choice you’ll make in your project. It can dictate the entire approach, from what you put in it to how you build (and where you put it). Not to mention there are so many different aesthetic directions you can go in. In this post, I’ll walk you through the best container options,

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Beginners terrarium
Dan

How to Make a Terrarium – A Beginner’s Guide (Step-By-Step)

Contrary to popular belief, terrariums don’t require complex methods or materials to create captivating results. With the right DIY approach – and some reliable plant choices – creating beautiful living art has never been so easy. Even the simplest of terrariums can look professional if they follow these horticultural principles. That’s why in this article,

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The 4 Best DIY Moss Wall Kits for Sale
Rae

The Best DIY Moss Wall Kits for Every Project (4+ Options)

Everyone knows moss walls are the ultimate way to bring an earthy, natural feel to your home. And any keen DIY-er will also know that creating one yourself is an opportunity to unleash your creativity and have a bloody good time doing it. Enter the humble moss wall kit: here to provide everything you need

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cheap terrarium
Rae

How to Make a Cheap Terrarium (For Free?)

Making a terrarium can be surprisingly expensive. Often the materials wind up costing far more than you initially budget for, and it can end up feeling more like a financial splurge than a crafty project. But thankfully, over the last few years, I’ve found plenty of ways of keeping costs low and often skipping them

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How to care for the Porcellio Hoffmannseggi ( The Titan Isopod )
Dan

How to care for Porcellio hoffmannseggi (The Titan Isopod)

They don’t come much bigger than the aptly named “Titan Isopod.” As true giants among isopods, Porcellio hoffmannseggi aren’t going to be a good fit for every setup, but they remain super popular in the hobby for a variety of reasons.  Besides the simple novelty of being a really (really) big pet isopod, this species is actually a

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Christmas terrarium
Rae

9 Fabulously Festive Christmas Terrarium Ideas

Twas the month before Christmas, and all through the house, last-minute panic set in, and the decorator had their doubts. The festivities were too few, and the home was too bare; something was missing; you could feel it in the air. They opened up their phone and scrolled through Pinterest, that’s when they saw it, the thing

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terrarium
Dan

How Do Terrariums Work? A Scientific Guide (By a Scientist!)

Terrariums are a wonderful bridge between science and horticulture.   After all, creating a tiny tropical ecosystem encased in glass is an experiment as much as it is a project. Get it right, and they can even be fully self-sustaining. We just need to set the right conditions and balance the various natural processes at play.

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Terrarium Gifts
Rae

12 Thoughtful Terrarium Gifts (for the Terrarium Obsessed)

When you’re low on ideas, gift shopping can be a total chore. Ironically, it can be hard to think of something thoughtful.  But if you’re buying for a green-thumbed friend, family member, significant other, or weird coworker, I have you covered.  Allow me to present you with the perfect terrarium-themed present picks. Let me gift you

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moss bowl
Rae

Moss Bowl 101: DIY Centerpiece and Decor Guide

Is your coffee table crying out for moss? Is your dining table sick of having an empty bowl? Does your boring mantlepiece hate you?  Well, all of that is about to change.  Meeting at the intersection of Architectural Digest, horticulture, and Pinterest DIY, moss bowls are the hot new trend, and you definitely need one

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cork bark
Dan

The Complete Cork Bark Guide (Bioactive + Hardscape)

Cork bark is perhaps the most versatile terrarium material you can buy. With a unique combination of structural and bioactive qualities, cork bark can perform a wide variety of functions (and look good doing it). Sturdy yet spongy, waterproof, and mold-resistant – what more could you want? It’s used in everything from terrarium backgrounds to

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Terrarium Flowers
Rae

Terrarium Flowers – What You Need to Know (+ Plant Picks)

Flowers are nature’s finest accessory. Elegant, eye-catching, and radiant, they’ve evolved to attract attention (and it clearly works). So it’s obvious why you would want them in a terrarium. That said, as much as flowers and terrariums are aesthetically suited to one another, technically, it really isn’t that straightforward… So let’s look at how we can

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