So, you have decided that it would enjoyable to have your very own terrarium. That is a great decision. There really is not anything like a plant terrarium. It is a great way to learn about nature on a very close level. It is also a fantastic way to expand spring and summer into year-round events. You can bring the beauty of living, growing plants into your home at any time of the year with a plant terrarium and you can even grow wonderful species that are not unique to your area.
Some great ways to use your handmade terrariums might include decoration, gifting, or even selling at local craft shows or online. I bet your Mom would love to open up a package on Mother’s Day to find beautiful herbs that you planted yourself. Another great holiday would be Valentine’s Day for your significant other that loves to cook. Of course you could do them for birthdays and other holidays as well, but those were two of my favorites!
Keep it clean. Don’t forget to remove uneaten food and waste from the cage quickly. Rotting slices of fruit or vegetables, or dead bugs are just not nice to look at (and your Mom or Teacher will complain too). Just like caring for other pets, a clean environment is very important for pet reptiles too. Think about where you will place your feeding bowls or where the water is going to be placed in the cage.
It is the same situation with the humidity and orchid care. Depending on the species of orchid you have, necessary humidity levels can vary from forty to seventy percent. Most orchids tend to be on the higher end of this spectrum as they grow wild in the tropics. You need to find out what humidity level is needed for your specific type and then meet it. If you live in a cold area but have an orchid that needs warm air and a lot of humidity, you could try growing orchids in a glass home, such as a Terrarium team building.
Obtain TWO liter bottles the clear bottles will work best as the children will be able to clearly see the water Terrarium workshop cycle and progress of growth of the plants within.
You will obviously be providing them with food. However, you will also need to provide Dermestid beetles with water. The simplest way to do this is to mist them every single day. If you let the meat dry out or don’t provide the beetles with moisture, then they will likely refuse to eat.
These are just a few items to get you started. If you want to execute some ideas on your own, try stenciling a vine pattern around the walls of your room. If you want to create a more literal interpretation of nature in your home, try making a terrarium. Each one is a self-sustained ecosystem; just water occasionally and watch it grow! You can fill it with herbs for cooking or use it simply as decoration. I recently bought some Kentucky bluegrass seeds and I’m interested to see how they turn out in my own terrarium!