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dalmatian isopods
Dan

The Dalmatian Isopod Species Guide: Spot the Difference!

You could call the Dalmatian Isopod more of an eccentric family than a specific species.  After all, any isopod species with the “dalmatian gene” is capable of producing its own unique spotted pattern. It’s no wonder these spotted wonders are amongst the most varied (and sought-after) isopod varieties on the market. That said, there is

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live moss
Rae

Buying Live Moss: A Luscious Green Guide to Sourcing & Prep

Live moss is the vital beating heart of the terrarium, the defining element that makes your piece look truly, vibrantly, alive. Unfortunately, buying moss isn’t always as easy as the effortless look it creates. Knowing where to buy it (and what to do with it once you have it) is where the challenge lies.  Whether you’ve used

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Japanese Terrarium
Dan

Japanese Terrarium: 5 Influences and Zen Projects to Explore

Japanese gardens are a masterclass in botanical design. They strive to enhance the beautiful and wild features of the landscape; utilizing natural plants, materials, and subtle accents. Sounds a lot like terrarium design doesn’t it? With a history spanning over a thousand years, there really is something to learn here.  That’s probably why Japanese botanical

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Wardian Case Terrarium
Dan

A Modern Classic: The Best Wardian Cases for Sale (Right Now)

We owe a lot to the Wardian Case. The humble horticultural icon that’s revolutionized the plant world and allowed us to grow exotic tropical species in dreary English flats (which I am very thankful for). But does the Wardian Case still have a place in the modern world? Spoiler alert, it totally does, but it’s

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Rae

Terrarium Wedding Centerpieces: Flawless (Yet Cheap) Ideas

To my delight, terrarium centerpieces are the latest modern wedding trend. With tonnes of scope to put your unique stamp on the concept, these centerpieces are the ultimate way to make a stunning statement. This article will help you decide what creative direction you want to go in and, importantly, keep costs down. So let’s

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Terrarium Vines
Rae

11+ Terrarium Vines That’ll Grow On You (& How to Style)

There’s no doubt that vines are a truly exciting and versatile plant category. And in the context of terrariums, the fun only grows. This article will touch on the creative ways to use vines in a build and give you a rundown of the most stunning must-haves. Whether you’re looking for a monstrous tree-climbing bad

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Turtle Terrarium
Dan

Turtle Terrarium Ideas: 5 ‘Crui-shell’ DIY Decor Items

Turtles are one of the easiest ways to get started in the animal-keeping world.  Being relatively small, unfussy, and (incredibly cute) low-tech creatures, their fundamental habitat really is quite simple. But there are good reasons to go beyond the boring plastic box. A vibrant, interesting turtle terrarium is infinitely better for both the turtle and

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Beach Terrarium
Rae

How to Make a Sand-Sational Beach Terrarium [Full Guide]

Time to combine your favorite summer things; sun, sand and horticulture. That’s right, we’re creating a beach terrarium! I can honestly say this has been one of the most fun themes I’ve explored. That said, as exciting as it is, we’re still working with live plants, so there are some technicalities to get right. This

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Woodland Terrarium
Rae

How to Make a Woodland Terrarium (Packed With Ferns + Moss)

When I think of the woodlands, the first thing that comes to mind isn’t the vibrant beauty (though that does shine through) but rather the thick earthy scent and eclectic soundtrack of the buzzing life inside. It’s the entire sensory experience that makes the environment so enchanting.  It might be a bold statement, but I

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Dan

How to Culture Springtails: The Complete DIY Care Guide

Springtails are fast becoming a true terrarium/vivarium staple. The (small but) mighty champion that’s strong enough to hold back the tide of mold – keeping our ecosystems happy and healthy. Alas, our proud warriors can’t do it alone; their strength lies in their numbers. Which means we typically need a lot of them to get

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Dan

Panda King Isopod: The Complete Guide to This Cute Cubaris

Much like its cuddly namesake, the Panda King Isopod is rare, elusive, and visually spectacular. Albeit much, much smaller… These exotic Asian critters have only recently been discovered, but that hasn’t stopped them from causing panda-monium in the isopod community! Well, perhaps not quite as much as their rockstar Cubaris cousins, the Rubber Ducky Isopod,

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Fairy Terrarium
Rae

Magical Fairy Garden Terrarium Guide (For Kids & Adults)

DIY doesn’t get more playful than a fairy garden terrarium – a perfect blend of horticulture and magic.  Magic alone won’t make this project a success; you’ll need to bring your green thumb too. After all, by definition, a terrarium is an enclosed ecosystem, which brings it’s own challenges.  And if you’re doing this project with

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