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Giant Canyon Isopods
Dan

Explore the Giant Canyon Isopod (Porcellio dilatatus Care)

The Giant Canyon Isopod is a fitting name for this absolute tank of a crustacean.  Large and in charge, these critters make a fantastic terrarium cleanup crew. They’re also one of the hardiest species on the market, so they’re a great choice for setups of all kinds. Come with me on a journey through the

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Seiryu Stone
Rae

The Complete Seiryu Stone Hardscape Guide (Varieties & Uses)

If you haven’t heard of Seiryu Stone, you must have been living under a rock. It’s an aquascaping cult classic, and much to my delight, it’s becoming a familiar face on the terrarium scene too. As a matter of fact, it was the first piece of terrarium hardscape I ever used, and I’ve found myself

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Safe Plants for Reptiles
Dan

The Best Safe Plants for Reptiles (10+ Naturalistic Species)

Creating a naturalistic planted vivarium is one of the best things you can do for your pet reptiles.  Who wouldn’t want to be surrounded by lush green foliage? That said, the appetite of your pet critters can make plant choices a little more complicated. It’s important that we choose non-toxic plants just in case they

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moss art
Rae

Moss Art Ideas – 5+ Walls, Mirrors & More (Live & Preserved)

Fluffy green moss is nature’s understated masterpiece. After all, who doesn’t want to abandon society and spend their days lazing around on a forest floor eating berries with their squirrel friends?…. Just me?  But thankfully, living your whimsical moss fantasy has just got easier. Moss art is here to save the day – providing practical and gorgeous

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Reindeer Moss
Rae

Reindeer Moss 101: How to Use in a Moss Wall & Terrarium

I’ll let you in on a secret – Reindeer Moss is an imposter. It’s not technically a moss at all; it’s actually a lichen in disguise. Though you’d be forgiven for being fooled, even the way it grows in clumps is incredibly moss-like. But despite being an elusive character, it is a highly versatile material. It’s

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terrarium plants
Dan

The Ultimate Guide to Terrarium Plants (Let’s Get Growing!)

Terrarium plants are a surprisingly broad topic. I don’t blame you if you’re feeling overwhelmed with the choices. After all, there are countless ways to build a terrarium, and the type you choose will dictate your available plant choices. Tropical, arid, open, closed, low light, full sun – you name it, we’ve got it! In this

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how to preserve moss
Rae

How to Preserve Moss for Decoration & Wall Art [Easy Guide]

Everyone knows that live moss is the most trusty visual tool in the terrarium builder’s toolkit. But unlike a good piece of equipment, it isn’t particularly hardy. Many moss art projects struggle to provide the conditions needed to keep the moss alive. Enter preserved moss: the hero of the hour. There’s no denying that preserved

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Rae

The 10 Best Terrarium Plants for Beginners (Easy Care Picks)

Terrarium plants are like clothes. A one-size-fits-all approach never works, and try as you might, some just won’t suit. But similarly, as long as you know where to look, there are effortless (and stylish) options to be found. So if you’re looking for ideas, you’ve come to the right place. Stick with me for the

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Cubaris isopods
Dan

New Cubaris Isopods: 12+ Stunning Species (You Have to See!)

Cubaris isopods are the hot new trend in the isopod community. There are already over 100 classified species of Cubaris, but these are not the ones that are taking the market by storm. It’s actually the new ones that people are presuming to be Cubaris. New varieties are popping up so quickly that science can’t

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Closed Terrarium Kits
Rae

Looking for a DIY Closed Terrarium Kit? Here Are the 5 Best!

Terrarium kits are made to make your life easy and save you money. Everything is found in one place; there’s no need to buy more than you need, and absolutely no paying for separate postage. Sounds perfect to me! I’ve hand-selected five great closed terrarium kits for you. Two for beginners, two for kids, and

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Pet Isopods
Dan

The Complete Pet Isopod Guide: Picks, Enclosure Setup & Care

Move over dogs; isopods are man’s new best friend! Granted, they’re not the best fetch partners… but these little critters have a lot going for them.  Often inexpensive, easy to care for, and lots of fun to keep – what more could you want? Plus, just like dogs, they come in a wide variety of

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Wall Terrarium
Rae

Terrarium Wall 101: Soaring Vivariums, Wall Mounts (& More)

Welcome to the enticing – and confusing – world of terrarium walls. Confusing because a terrarium wall isn’t a definitive thing but can refer to any one of several very different (yet all individually fabulous) horticultural projects. But don’t let the lack of specificity drive you up the wall. From simple wall decor crafts to

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