Bantam.Earth

Ban·tam (adj.) small, tiny, miniature: Bantam.Earth is a Do-It-Yourself vivarium guide dedicated to the natural habitat of pets and custom enclosures designed to mimic their environments.

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Learn more about specific types of vivariums! Click on a vivarium that interests you, or find one that you own to learn more about it. 

Aquariums are one of the most interesting ways to keep a vivarium. The idea of capturing a piece of the aquatic world will forever amaze me. Aquaria give us a front-row seat to the lifestyle of inhabitants far from our reach. Rather than venturing far from our comfortable, dry realm, simply take a stroll through…

Ant farms are, by far one of the most popular vivariums in the hobby. Many might not see a formicarium the same way they see an aquarium or terrarium… But those of us that are here for the sheer beauty of the ant empire, will appreciate this detailed guide of housing ant colonies! What Is a…

Prior to publishing this guide, I did quite a bit of research on the actual term vivarium. Comparing literature found in textbooks with what ranked on a number of search engines of the word, sort of left me feeling like I needed to do my part in justifying a clearer answer to what they actually…

Browse our growing list of vivarium plants! Click on a plant that interests you, or find plants that you own to learn more about it. 

What Is Heart Fern? Hemionitis Arifolia is a species of fern within the Pteridaceae family. Typically used as a houseplant for decoration, this fern is also used for medicinal purposes to treat cancer in parts of Asia. Hemionitis is commonly referred to as heart fern due to its uniquely shaped leaves resembling a heart. This…

What Is Willow Moss? Fontinalis Antipyretica is a species of moss in the Fontinalaceae family. This moss is commonly referred to as willow moss due to its willow tree-like appearance. Though this moss is not a fairly new bryophyte to the world, it has recently become a more sought after plant to put in cooler water…

What Is Boston Fern? Boston fern is a plant that belongs to the Nephrolepis genus under the order or Polypodiales. As the name suggests, this plant is part of a group of plants called ferns. Ferns are vascular plants that reproduce through spores and don’t have seeds or flowers. Ferns are different from mosses due…

Do-It-Yourself with Bantam.Earth! Check out our wide variety of tutorials that explain how we build all things pet related. Our DIY archives utilize 3d printing, handcrafts & Arduino programming.

Looking to build a paludarium for yourself? Today I will explain how to build a paludarium like Edens.Bow! This 8-foot paludarium was originally a 55-gallon aquatic tank. It was being used as a saltwater aquarium. Everything appeared to be in good shape and working well. I broke it down completely and thoroughly cleaned and sterilized…

The only thing physically left to do with this tank is to bring it to life with ambient sounds of nature! This was a very important aspect for me. I feel like it truly puts the icing on the cake when you can put your ear to the tank and hear the sounds of the…

So the other day I was doing some grocery shopping when I stumbled across this bookshelf. I’m not sure exactly what came across me.. I saw the price.. The color and had an impulsive urge to take it. I felt like the bookshelf would make a good home to one of my many reptiles. That…