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Old 11-15-2012, 12:50 AM   #76
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Here's a quick photo update!

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Old 11-19-2012, 10:29 PM   #77
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Another quick shot...

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Old 11-21-2012, 07:53 PM   #78
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Yesterday I scored my first new epiphyte for use in this tank, a nice specimen of Aerangis biloba for twenty bucks. It's a good-sized plants about 6" wide, but it has a growth habit and flowering habit that should fit well in this enclosure.

The foliage is really cool too. Each leaf has a pair of uneven lobes at the end and a dark reticulating vein pattern. At first glance I thought it was a small Platycerium fern.

I hope that it will do well in this viv. The care requirements sound more or less compatible. It is a shade plant, so I might mount it beneath a Tillandsia or other plant positioned higher on the manzanita branches.

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Old 11-24-2012, 09:39 PM   #79
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Here's another quick detail shot from the other night. I am going to remove most of these plants for the replanting project.

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Old 11-25-2012, 01:10 AM   #80
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This is a crummy photo, but I wanted to shoot one quick while she was out.

With her molt the avic assumed this amazing dark cobalt blue all over. She is also about 3/4" larger.

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Old 12-06-2012, 04:47 PM   #81
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I am going to get back to replanting this thing pretty soon. Since she molted the avic has spent less of her time inside of her silk tube, so I will feel less bad about wrecking it. I will work fast and replace everything so she can build a new one if she wants to.
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:00 PM   #82
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I just want to brush her and play fetch with her!
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:02 PM   #83
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Yep she is pretty cute.
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:50 PM   #84
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Here's the avic hangin' out under one of the little palm trees and munching a tasty roach.

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Old 12-23-2012, 11:42 PM   #85
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Well I removed the Panama hat plant, the Schismatoglottis and the philo and now you can see the manzanita a lot better. I also added five different Tillandsia and that Aerangis biloba orchid.



I removed the silk tube. The spider hasn't been using it much anymore and I think she built it mainly for molting. I am going to have to think some more about how to arrange these epiphytic plants to get a nice visual arrangement. I might add one or two more manzanita branches because there is too much empty space on the top right-hand side.

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Old 12-27-2012, 12:35 AM   #86
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Here's the Panama hat plant after I yanked it out to start my replanting project. There was five feet of healthy white roots snaking around in the water under the false bottom.

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Old 12-27-2012, 12:41 AM   #87
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How do you sleep at night?
It looks cool though.
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:47 AM   #88
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Cuddly, creepy, crawly.





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Old 12-29-2012, 08:56 AM   #89
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Another quick spider picture...

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This setup was just sitting messy-looking for a few months, but I decided to clean it up and rearrange things a couple of weeks ago. The spider is still in there, but she is hiding in one of the rear top corners. She likes the glass the best: it's too bad she doesn't like to climb on the manzanita much. I have some pretty cool plants in here.

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