Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Wow that's amazing. I agree that it will need a cold winter for most of that stuff to make it long-term.
I really like how you got those fungi to fruit in there. If you could include a decent volume of wood collected from the woods you might expect to see more of that.
I don't know much about herps, but it seems you should be able to find some good choices among native species of salamanders and lizards, if you can collect them legally in your area.
You could also consider beetles. I can imagine a few different beetles that are pretty big and showy and might do alright and live for a time.