5 gallon "nano" terrarium

9darlingcalvi

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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
 

WeightedAbyss75

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"Harmless centipedes" he says :rofl: 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?
 

9darlingcalvi

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"Harmless centipedes" he says :rofl: 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?
Garden kind so maybe lots of rock and see what happens, also some ground beetles and isopods? Can't have spiders or scorpions
 

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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
 

WeightedAbyss75

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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
 

9darlingcalvi

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

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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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9darlingcalvi

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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
 

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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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soldierof4cheese

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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.
 
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