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. 

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…

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. 

Ferns are some of the oldest plants on earth. Fossil records even date ferns back hundreds of millions of years before the Jurassic period. The years of evolving species of fern have made them suitable to just about every type of environment and weather condition. At the moment, scientists have discovered and documented over 10,000…

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

Maidenhair Fern is a very large group of plants thought are popular amongst many types of hobbyist. The Adiantum Sp. as a whole makes up for more than 200 individual types of ferns. Today’s article will cover Delta Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum Raddianum) because it is, in my opinion, the best version of Adiantum to use…

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Check out our complete list of vivarium rocks & wood! Click on a hardscape that interests you, or find a driftwood, stone, or bark that you own to learn more about it. 

Bamboo Wood is an up and coming hardscape material being considered more and more in vivariums nowadays. The recent surge in popularity with Asian style gardening has had a major influence on the vivarium niche lately. It only makes sense that a wood native to that region would grow in popularity as well. If you…

With volcanic rocks like Scoria being so popular as a vivarium rock, it’s only a matter of time before you run across the word Basalt… You might even be considering the particular type of stone for an up coming project. Rest assure, this article will cover Basalt Rocks in detail and go further into depth…

There might not be a more abundant hardscape material than that of volcanic rock. Since the source of these rocks spring from volcanic activity, they can be virtually found all over the world. So many factors make it possible for these kinds of stones to come in a number of varieties. This article will focus…

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.

After successfully building the paludarium controlled App, we can finally prepare the tank for life! Believe it or not, plants have been the most challenging part for me. Prior to this project, I have never done anything like this before. Even with the heavy amount of trial and error, I’m still excited to share with…

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…

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…