Handmade terrariums and vivariums are growing in popularity. Terrariums are small ecosystems that can serve as decor , and bring a little green indoors. They are very low maintenance , so they are perfect for any home!
A vivarium (Latin, literally for “place of life”; plural: vivaria or vivariums) is a usually enclosed area for keeping and raising animals or plants for observation or research. Often, a portion of the ecosystem for a particular species is simulated on a smaller scale, with controls for environmental conditions.
A vivarium may be small enough to sit on a desk or table, such as a terrarium or an aquarium, or may be a very large structure, possibly outdoors. Large vivaria, particularly those holding organisms capable of flight, typically include some sort of a dual-door mechanism such as a sally port for entry and exit, so that the outer door can be closed to prevent escape before the inner door is opened.
Here is an awesome how-to on making your very own moss terrarium.
Tortoise Loves Donkey on Etsy sells plants for your terrariums and vivariums.
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