IKEA Mason Jar Terrarium

During my earlier terrarium builds, I had some left over bits and needed to get them into a container quickly. I grabbed a large canning jar from the basement, but it didn’t have a proper lid, so I had to improvise something with a canning lid band and some plastic wrap. This worked as a temporary fix, but wasn’t going to work long term.

On the trip to IKEA to replace the bamboo cookie jar lid, I also picked up one of their larger canning jars with built-in lid and gasket so I could redo my temporary mason jar setup.

I affectionately call this one a “bastard” terrarium because it was not planned, not intended to be a full build. It’s doing OK, but was not designed in any way. It’s also serving as an overflow home for the explosion of springtails that have reproduced from the initial small culture from Ebay.

The bastard terrarium May 25, 2021


By jjdeprisco

Sonic explorer, sound artist, guitarist in Fricknadorable, software designer.