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post #31 of 132 (permalink) Old 06-17-2012, 08:32 PM
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I have an 18 x 18 x 24 exo terra that just became vacant.

Can't wait to see this Hydroophyte.
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I have an 18 x 18 x 24 exo terra that just became vacant.

Can't wait to see this Hydroophyte.
Do you have livestock ideas in mind?

Hey look here is the 18" X 18" Forest Floor kit design.



I closed down the sales thread that I had for that, but I can still offer deals for that kit for inquiries via TPT.
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Here it is in the Exo.



Now I need to plant into the bottom. I have some nice terrestrial ferns and other stuff to use in the bottom.
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That's a pretty cool look. When I first saw it I thought to myself "That looks good, but it'd look even better if he turned it right side up (or upside down lol)". So I immediately flipped my laptop upside down... I was wrong. Looks better the way you have it. Good stuff.
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Do you have livestock ideas in mind?

Hey look here is the 18" X 18" Forest Floor kit design.


I closed down the sales thread that I had for that, but I can still offer deals for that kit for inquiries via TPT.
It will probably stay empty for awhile, I am running out of space here.

So I might see if my mom wants to grow orchids in it... not sure how that will work, but she isn't doing so well with them on the porch or office desk. lol
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Here it is with the bottom planted and with leaf litter.

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That looks fantastic, grown in it will be unbelievable
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That looks fantastic, grown in it will be unbelievable
Thanks I don't want the plants on the bottom to grow up too much high, but the little epiphytic ferns can cover some more. I think I have them positioned well. I just need to remember to mist every day.
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Sounds like you will be trimming fairly often.
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The more I ponder it the more I think I'll probably use some kind of smaller roach as the display animal in here. There are some pretty cool choices on the "Climbing Pet Roaches" page in the Roach Crossing online store...

http://www.roachcrossing.com/climbingpetroaches.htm

I already have a few Gyna lurida "Yellow" nymphs. The problem with most roaches as display animals is that most of them just hide under things during the daytime, but the G. lurida are described as somewhat more active during the day. Here are my little nymphs. They have molted a number of times since I got them, but I still don't have any adults.

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Very cool. Roaches!? Positive this will look fantastic filled in... including the unique fauna
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Yeah roaches might be the best choice. It's not really the best setup for dart frogs--not enough to climb around on. Somebody suggested these things...

Bumble Bee Walking Toad - Melanophryniscus stelzneri

They are around here and there for sale, but around forty bucks each plus Express shipping so a bit costly.
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Can't say I like the roaches, but the toads are cute :3
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post #44 of 132 (permalink) Old 06-19-2012, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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It looks as though it's instead going to be a little group of ghost mantis (Phyllocrania paradoxica)...

Google: Phyllocrania paradoxica

I have a box of nymphs coming with a trade. I hope they will ship OK in this hot weather.
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These are too cool!!!! I had a photo but did want to spoil the suprise.
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