Enclosure/Terrarium Pictures

mjzheng

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IMG_20200116_135519.jpg IMG_20200116_135532.jpg IMG_20200116_135505.jpg juvie Phormictopus auratus enclosure I made for a new t arriving tomorrow. The hide is a little smaller than it looks , i dug out some of the sub and it looks huge I pics. Container is mini helmet display case from Hobby lobby and sub is 80% topsoil with some vermiculite and eco Earth mixed in
 

ZedsDead

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this is my most recent creation for my Davus P., that I’m most proud of. I ended up removing the green moss to the right of the skull and she made her den in there. I also moved the water dish a little further towards the center and put moss around the entire tank against the glass. Even though they are a lighter species she walks on the walls all the time at night and I didn’t want to worry.
 

magneto

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I love building enclosures but I never thought the pure acrylic or glass ones I made where very pretty. I display them in my living room and need them to look good. So I made a regular 12x12x12 enclosure. Plexiglass on all sides and ventilation on 3 sides. The only new thing I did was to add oak corners on all sides and that was all it needed. I really like how it turned out. 20200126_163509.jpg 20200126_163517.jpg 20200126_163628.jpg
 

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I love building enclosures but I never thought the pure acrylic or glass ones I made where very pretty. I display them in my living room and need them to look good. So I made a regular 12x12x12 enclosure. Plexiglass on all sides and ventilation on 3 sides. The only new thing I did was to add oak corners on all sides and that was all it needed. I really like how it turned out. View attachment 331997 View attachment 331998 View attachment 331999
Very nicely done! But let me just add a special note to say how much I looove all that extra ventilation... brings a happy tear to my eye! *sniffle*
 

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This is my new setup for the Pulchra and the Geniculata. I wanted to do something more elaborated than the previous setup so I saw some foam carving videos and I made a foam rock setup. I was a little skeptical at first but I love the final results. IMG_20190813_221605(1).jpg IMG_20190814_111433.jpg IMG_20190814_131856(1).jpg IMG_20190814_133638.jpg IMG_20190815_123145(1).jpg IMG_20200111_190602.jpg IMG_20200111_191828.jpg IMG_20200113_000806.jpg IMG_20200126_213741 (2).jpg IMG_20200128_103134.jpg IMG_20200127_220859.jpg IMG_20200128_103034.jpg IMG_20200128_103113.jpg IMG_20200128_103709.jpg
 
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SatansBunny99

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Look great! What’s the slurry stuff in the 7th picture? I take it this was painted all over the foam to give the rock colour/texture?
 

Smotzer

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I love building enclosures but I never thought the pure acrylic or glass ones I made where very pretty. I display them in my living room and need them to look good. So I made a regular 12x12x12 enclosure. Plexiglass on all sides and ventilation on 3 sides. The only new thing I did was to add oak corners on all sides and that was all it needed. I really like how it turned out. View attachment 331997 View attachment 331998 View attachment 331999
Oh man I love this!! I’m going to do this to my next enclosure build! Thanks for the idea!

This is my new setup for the Pulchra and the Geniculata. I wanted to do something more elaborated than the previous setup so I saw some foam carving videos and I made a foam rock setup. I was a little skeptical at first but I love the final results. View attachment 332210 View attachment 332211 View attachment 332212 View attachment 332213 View attachment 332214 View attachment 332215 View attachment 332216 View attachment 332217 View attachment 332218 View attachment 332219 View attachment 332220 View attachment 332221 View attachment 332222 View attachment 332223
These look great! Awesome job! I’ve yet to try that foam rock carving idea!
 
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Dorifto

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Look great! What’s the slurry stuff in the 7th picture? I take it this was painted all over the foam to give the rock colour/texture?
It's black joint mortar, it's a super fine grade mortar for tiles.

If you apply the mortar to the foam, before two layers more or less, you'll get a rock solid foam, with almost the same texture of a real rock.

You can apply some acrylic paints too, but in my case, the black mortar did the job perfectly.

These look great! Awesome job! I’ve yet to try that foam rock carving idea!
I encourage you to do it, it's more easy than it looks!
 

Smotzer

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It's black joint mortar, it's a super fine grade mortar for tiles.

If you apply the mortar to the foam, before two layers more or less, you'll get a rock solid foam, with almost the same texture of a real rock.

You can apply some acrylic paints too, but in my case, the black mortar did the job perfectly.



I encourage you to do it, it's more easy than it looks!
I’m definitely going to try it next large enclosure build I do!
 

Rhino1

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This is my new setup for the Pulchra and the Geniculata. I wanted to do something more elaborated than the previous setup so I saw some foam carving videos and I made a foam rock setup. I was a little skeptical at first but I love the final results.
Sweet set up, what is the fern species your using and how does it fare in the vivarium?
 

Dorifto

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Sweet set up, what is the fern species your using and how does it fare in the vivarium?
Generally I use Hawaii Crespo or Pellaea Rotundifolia, they do quite well. They don't need any special cares. I also use Asplentiun trichomanes to insert in rocks, because is small and very easy to care. But for me, the Chamaedorea Elegans it's a must have. They grow just the size of the enclosure, don't ask me why xD, are very easy to keep, and they give a very natural look.
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From left to right: chamadorea elegans, bromeliads, Pellaea and moss (on top)
 

TarantulaT

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So during isolation we decided to restore some antique furniture to house our slings, complete with Antichrist ventilation holes...bottom cabinet still needs lights once we are allowed out again for non essentials! 😩
 

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So during isolation we decided to restore some antique furniture to house our slings, complete with Antichrist ventilation holes...bottom cabinet still needs lights once we are allowed out again for non essentials! 😩
Thats actually a Petrine Cross lol
 

ArachnidSentinl

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This is my new setup for the Pulchra and the Geniculata. I wanted to do something more elaborated than the previous setup so I saw some foam carving videos and I made a foam rock setup. I was a little skeptical at first but I love the final results. View attachment 332210 View attachment 332211 View attachment 332212 View attachment 332213 View attachment 332214 View attachment 332215 View attachment 332216 View attachment 332217 View attachment 332218 View attachment 332219 View attachment 332220 View attachment 332221 View attachment 332222 View attachment 332223
This is utterly fantastic! May have to give joint mortar a go, myself.
 

ArachnidSentinl

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If you need more details or tricks ask me without any hesitation 😉
Years ago I used mortar for the background in a snake enclosure. It's been a long time, so I forget what exactly I was using, but I don't recall being able to brush it on like that. Must've had the consistency too dry. I've heard of people achieving a similar effect with drylock, so that was going to be my next project. I'll definitely give mortar another go, though.

Did you seal that with anything?
 
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