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My first large terrarium

With a little success under my belt with two smaller terrariums, it was time to try something larger. I found this rather interesting Polish glass container from Home Goods, on sale for $8!

Following the guidance of my terrarium gurus, I planned this one out a bit more, and waited until I had all of the elements on hand before diving into the build. The result is one of my favorite terrariums.

The idea with this one was to create a definite scene with some height to take advantage of the unique shape of the vessel. I got the cork bark from a supplier on Amazon. All of the plants are store-bought, but the moss is locally sourced.

One of the positive outcomes of working on terrariums has been the motivation to get out to some of our local parks to see what types of moss or plants might be available. It’s been interesting to see just how many types of moss are available in our area, and the different places it grows.

With this build, I also got more brave with the number of plants and the selection of inhabitants. Aside from springtails and isopods, this one has a very active millipede and some other critters. There’s a small beetle that is very hard to capture on camera . I didn’t consciously put him there, so my guess is that he came in on some moss.

This has been a very stable terrarium with minimal maintenance required. Every day I see something interesting. I’m going to do a video on all of my terrariums eventually, so stay tuned for more.