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Enclosure/Terrarium Pictures

Discussion in 'Vivariums and Terrariums' started by Arachnoboards, Jul 31, 2005.

  1. HybridReplicate

    HybridReplicate Spectrostatic

    Mini helmet case? It's a great size. I very much like the interior design!

    Construction-wise I worry that there may not be adequate ventilation. I ended up adding a great number of holes after mine was a stagnant bog.it will help with convenience & containment to cut the lid about 1/3 of the way up & install a hinge. @CyclingSam has a tutorial:

    Nicely done!
  2. CyclingSam

    CyclingSam Arachnoknight

    Here is a little more in-depth tutorial I did if you are interested. These are pretty self explanatory though. making it so the lid can open freely is the only tricky part.

  3. user 666

    user 666 Arachnobaron


    Here is my second arboreal enclosure based on a Hobby Lobby display case (5.5 x 6.5 x 8.5). This one has the same basic build as the first, only with more air holes, an extra vine, and a different water dish.

    It is going to house an avic which is arriving today.

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  4. X3MIST

    X3MIST Arachnopeon

    10"Wx10"Hx24"L Terrestrial enclosure with magnet locks, hasp locks, drop down door and setup.

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  5. HybridReplicate

    HybridReplicate Spectrostatic

    Wow. Custom made?
  6. X3MIST

    X3MIST Arachnopeon

  7. user 666

    user 666 Arachnobaron

    This is my second terrestrial "show case" enclosure.

    It's based on a Hobby Lobby mini helmet display case (5.5 x 6.5 x 8.5) with about 3" of substrate. There is a lot of moss, parts of 4 different plants from Hobby Lobby, and underneath the plants is a cork bark hide.

    This was built for an M robustum. It wasn't suitable for that fossorial species, so I took the plants out and added more substrate. But I didn't want to let this work go to waste.
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  8. Yolotli

    Yolotli Arachnopeon

    Terrestrial with leaf litter
    Heterometrus petersii
    Started experimenting with putting leaf litter on the substrate to better simulate a forest floor.
  9. Zuzu

    Zuzu Arachnopeon

    Arboreal vivariums for my mantises when they big enough.

    First two are exo terra 8 x 8 x 12 inches. The aluminum mesh was replaced with safer fiberglass mesh. Last is an extra large container from mantisplace.
    Flowers are fake, but the fern and moss on the floors and the moss on the logs are real!

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  10. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnotank Arachnosupporter

    Had a couple of old fish tanks without covers lying about and wanted to make a nice display enclosure for my genic, I think it's a 6.5 gallon tank (about 18"x10"x10").
    I attached 10mm thick square acrylic rods to the short sides with aquarium silicone, the original glass ledges were uneven so I removed them and then reattached them flat to the glass with silicone (I could've left them off but I figured they'd stop the lid from bowing), I attached neodymium magnets to the acrylic rods and lid (which is 3mm thick "glass look" acrylic, I drilled the air holes and bolted on some cheap pull handles I got off of ebay) to hold it in place.

    I have one more that's the same size so I'll covert that one at some point, I have a 3ft one I could do as well but I think that's too big for even a Theraposa.

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  11. mconnachan

    mconnachan Arachnoprince Active Member

    My P. Metallica is getting a new home, 20x20x30 Exo-Terra Nano Vivarium, substrate is a mix of coco fibre, forest floor and moss, all boiled and dried to eradicate any beasties, will add some silk plants or a pathos cutting as they don't need much care. IMG_0502.JPG
  12. Hias

    Hias Arachnopeon


    Arboreal: 30*30*45cm
    should be ok for C. sp. Sulawesi Black.
    Plants will be added soon.
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  13. Vorax29

    Vorax29 Arachnopeon

    100% natural (real plants)

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  14. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Malleus Aranearum Staff Member

    Enclosure for my new Psalmopoeus cambridgei, which is on its way from @cold blood

  15. joseoro11

    joseoro11 Arachnopeon

    Anyone have other examples of terrestrial hobby lobby display enclosures?
  16. Another pokie tank... one of my favorites I've made. Used clay dirt for backdrop for first time. Like how easy and versatile it was to use. Only complaint is how heavy tank is now haha with like 15 lbs of clay in it.

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  17. Terrestrial



    5 gallon tank, backdrop made with great stuff window and door polyurethane foam, brown silicone ll, drift wood collected from local beach ( washed then dried in oven at 200 degrees farenheight for 30 minutes ), backdrop substrate mix 1/8 dry orchid moss, 1/8 tree bark fragments, 3/4 dry coco fibre, hide made with bark collected from local forest, moss collected from backyard, rock water bowl purchased from petsmart, substrate straight coco fibre.

    Temporarily housing 4.5" juvenile L.parahybana
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  18. Kayti

    Kayti Arachnopeon

    29gal tank.
    B. hamorii/smithi

    Asking for tips. This is my first T. Thanks!!

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  19. Nanchantress

    Nanchantress ArachnoFriend

    Mini Really Useful Boxes, modified like @EulersK showed on YouTube. Penny for size reference. Made tiny water dishes and caves out of bake-able polymer clay. Twelve happy terrestrial slings :) A.geniculata, S.hoffmanni, B.schroederi, B.albopilosum, B.klaasi B.hamorii.

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  20. KrisUpNorth

    KrisUpNorth Arachnopeon

    I love his videos. I have bad feelings about those tarantula huts though, I saw some at Pet Co and half of the spiderlings were dead! Felt so bad for the poor things