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. 

Today we explore man’s miniature wonder garden… the terrarium! As usual, we’ll cover what they are, how to make one & the different types that can be established. These have become extremely popular lately for the simple fact that they’re easy to maintain, visually refreshing and fun to make! What Is a Terrarium? A terrarium,…

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…

Hello all, welcome back to another vivarium post! Since our terrarium post was so well received, we decided to take a deeper dive into the Mossarium. Today we’ll cover what moss terrariums are, how to make one & the different types that can be established. Mossariums have always been a thing in the east but…

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. 

This definitive guide on peat moss (Sphagnum Moss) provides an in-depth look at the vivarium plant… Care tips, how to and propagation advice

This definitive guide on mood moss (Dicranum Scoparium) provides an in-depth look at the vivarium plant… Care tips, how to and propagation advice

This definitive guide on feather moss (Ptilium crista-castrensis) provides an in-depth look at the vivarium plant… Care tips, how to and propagation advice

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.

With the tank now almost complete, we are ready to add Bluetooth capabilities to it so we can control the paludarium remotely. This is going to be a bit of a challenge explaining the app development in detail the way I have everything else. It’s my first time completing an app on my own so…

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…

In this day and age LED lighting is the only type of lighting you should be using in your planted aquarium tanks. In comparison to traditional lighting, LED’s are far cheaper and safer to use. They last much longer than florescent bulbs and use 80% less electricity. LED lights are adjustable and come in just…