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5 gallon "nano" terrarium

Discussion in 'Vivariums and Terrariums' started by 9darlingcalvi, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. 9darlingcalvi

    9darlingcalvi Arachnosquire Active Member

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    this is the tank I have, I was thinking some kind of beetle or something along those lines. No spiders at all, maybe small harmless centipedes
     
  2. WeightedAbyss75

    WeightedAbyss75 Arachnolord Active Member

    "Harmless centipedes" he says :hilarious: Aguably, most T's are safer than many centipedes :D You could always go for a scorpion. Those can't climb glass, many can be kept communally in a 5 gal, and they are probably less likely to escape than centipedes. What type of centipedes were you looking at? Garden variety or internet bought?
     
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  3. 9darlingcalvi

    9darlingcalvi Arachnosquire Active Member

    Garden kind so maybe lots of rock and see what happens, also some ground beetles and isopods? Can't have spiders or scorpions
     
  4. WeightedAbyss75

    WeightedAbyss75 Arachnolord Active Member

    Oh, that stinks. Sounds pretty good to me! Just make sure it stays relatively moist in their enclosure: centipedes dry out faster than most arthropods, so making sure they have water at all times plus moist sub is a must. If you can, you could also try mantids. Great personality, and some species stay relatively small. Sorry if my suggestions are ill-ly placed, just putting ideas out there! :D
     
  5. 9darlingcalvi

    9darlingcalvi Arachnosquire Active Member

    Here is the tank, I'm thinking about adding some native grasses and that would be about it.
     

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  6. WeightedAbyss75

    WeightedAbyss75 Arachnolord Active Member

    Looks awesome! Looks pretty good for the garden-variety centipedes, it will look especially cool and natural if you do decide to add natural grass :D
     
  7. 9darlingcalvi

    9darlingcalvi Arachnosquire Active Member

    How many rock centipedes could go in there? What do they eat and can they harm me?
     
  8. 9darlingcalvi

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  9. 9darlingcalvi

    9darlingcalvi Arachnosquire Active Member

    I have decided against rock centipedes as the main animal and am instead going with ground beetles
     
  10. 9darlingcalvi

    9darlingcalvi Arachnosquire Active Member

    found 3 of these but accidentally crushed one of them, the one I crushed has some sort of larvae inside so they are pupae. I don't know what kind though
     

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  12. 9darlingcalvi

    9darlingcalvi Arachnosquire Active Member

    Update time, added some moss and 3 ladybird nettles (species unknown), when I collected the moss there was a flat bark beetle in a section of the moss!
     

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  13. 9darlingcalvi

    9darlingcalvi Arachnosquire Active Member

    I added a small wolf spider and he didn't make it...know the species?
     

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  15. 9darlingcalvi

    9darlingcalvi Arachnosquire Active Member

    Thanks, I'm still waiting for the summer to maybe get a few rock centipedes, ground beetles and a larger wolf spider or just get ghost mantises or orchid mantises
     
  16. soldierof4cheese

    soldierof4cheese Arachnosquire Active Member

  17. 9darlingcalvi

    9darlingcalvi Arachnosquire Active Member

    Here is an update, made the lower half moss and added a few small black ground beetles and baby isopods. Waiting for some march marigolds, clovers and sheet moss. It will house a baby Chorus frog
     

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  18. soldierof4cheese

    soldierof4cheese Arachnosquire Active Member

    Looks great, very natural looking. The little frog will love it.
     
  19. 9darlingcalvi

    9darlingcalvi Arachnosquire Active Member

    Thank you, it still needs moss and I might get rid of the grass
     
  20. soldierof4cheese

    soldierof4cheese Arachnosquire Active Member

    I like the grass tufts, But grass does spread. I am also working on a terrarium setup today but its for an Asian Forest scorpion, along with a setup for a African Flat rock and one for a Arizona Hairy scorpion. Three at once, seems to be taking forever. I really like how natural your looks, very nice job.