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fake tree stump

Discussion in 'Vivariums and Terrariums' started by ch4dg, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. ch4dg

    ch4dg Arachnosquire

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    HEY
    EVERYONE

    i got another simple and easy to make tutorial
    fake tree stump...this is for my pokie
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    first get a hollow tube for the base
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    then using expanding foam create some roots
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    let the first ones dry and then add some more
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    you can add branches if you want by adding smaller tube
    i'm using a xmas wrapping paper tube and its gonna hold a drinking tub
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    use expanding foam as a glue to attach it
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    cover it 100% in foam
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    you can add some wood knots by using a cut of piece for the tube too
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    just place it in while the foam it still sticky
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    shape
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    add any extra detail

    vines...
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    extra bigger roots.....
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    grout
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    paint
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    attached some moss and fake flowers with aqua sealent.
    i know some people use hot glue but i avoid this as in hot viv it can AND does remelt and become dangerous for the inhabitant
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    AND FINISHED
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    HOPE YOU LIKE
     
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  2. Awesome deisgn, do you by chance have one of your pokie crawling on it or chilling on it? for scale and what not
     
  3. ch4dg

    ch4dg Arachnosquire

    sorry, its still airing out but as soon as its ready a day or so i'll get a pic asap...its 11" tall if that helps
    heres some pics of her old hide....bit boring
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  4. SamuraiSid

    SamuraiSid Arachnodemon

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    Another great tutorial. Thanks for sharingch4dg.

    Hopefully one of these days Ill get off my fat arse, and start making stuff, instead of just enjoying what you make ;)
     
  5. ch4dg

    ch4dg Arachnosquire

    some pics with the lil girl in it.

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    hope you like
     
  6. dsdishon

    dsdishon Arachnopeon

    Love. I am glad I joined this forum. Some of you are so creative.
     
  7. Moonbug

    Moonbug Arachnosquire

    Wow, that turned out really great! Thanks so much for sharing.
     
  8. ParabuthusKing

    ParabuthusKing Arachnoknight Old Timer

    gorgoeus! .. definitely a cheaper alternative to pet stores and gave me some sparks for creativity.. thanks for the tips and beautiful spider as well ;) pokies were never of much interest to me until lately, and now I am starting to branch out to them from terrestrials a bit ;)