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. 

So many of you are interested in pushing the limits with your aquarium but aren’t quite ready for the responsibilities of a full-blown paludarium. A riparium might just be the perfect in between! This edition of vivarium types will explore the intimate details of riparia as well as demonstrate how to put on together. What…

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,…

Hello all, welcome back to another unique 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 & proper care tips with maintaining a moss terrarium. Mossariums have always been a thing in the east…

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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. 

Silver Ribbon Fern (Pteris cretica) is a distinct looking fern with quite a graceful appearance. Unlike some other ferns, this plant displays a variety of colors that immediately attracts spectator’s attention. Aside from its looks, Pteris cretica is also one of the most tolerant and low maintenance requirement ferns. They flourish extremely well in an…

When it comes to dressing up a vivarium, the right type of foilage can make all the difference. The Lemon Button Fern is one of the best plants to have in an enclosure. It is a relatively small fern and once its care cycle is established, this plant is pretty much care-free. Not only is…

What is Liverwort? Liverwort, scientifically known as Monosolenium Tenerum, is an aquatic plant very close to the moss family. Despite its striking similarity, this plant is not an actual moss, but rather apart of the Liverwort genus. This plant was originally mistaken and labeled as Pellia or Pelia. It wasn’t until sometime after Liverwort was…

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.

This part of the build was the most exciting for me. The concept of having an interchangeable sky system in my terrarium was terrifying and pioneering at the same time. What I wanted to do hadn’t really been done yet. Not only did I want to automate a realistic day and night setting for Edens.Bow……

Having a steady supply of Brine Shrimp is a must for any level aquarium enthusiast. The best part about having your own Brine Shrimp hatchery is that it’s extremely easy to maintain… And even easier to make yourself! Brine Shrimp are a great source of protein to feed baby fry. If you are aiming to…

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…