Welcome back everyone, I hope you got your comfy sweater on and a good cup of something warm and sweet because we are going to set a Bantamarium mood today. Autumn is amongst us and with all the vibrant colors outside my cozy Jacksonville home, I felt compelled to figure out a way to bring it inside. So let’s make the most photo-realistic DIY autumn terrarium anyone has ever seen!
If you aren’t familiar with what a bantamarium is, I strongly recommend you take a look at this deep dive I put together. In a nutshell, it’s a concept I’ve been working on where we bring a diorama to life. The goal is ultimately to make photo-realistic vivariums anyone, no matter the skill level, can make!
An Autumn Themed terrarium
Making a real autumn terrarium proved to be a challenge at first. Finding micro foilage that fits this theme put me through the ultimate test to see how well diverse my plant knowledge has become.
Nonetheless, it wasn’t impossible and some aspects were improvised to meet the criteria I set out for myself. I hope you all enjoy this week’s video.
Autumn Terrarium Animals
Several micro critters could do well in this type of terrarium. I’m a huge fan of animals that help maintain the terrarium.
Autumn Terrarium Care
As with most of my miniature terrariums, this tank should do well on its own. As things grow, the natural takeover will only further enhance the scenery.
If you haven’t already, mist down the scape and seal it with a little plastic wrap. Open it every once in a while so that the lichen can get fresh air.
Lichen receives its nutrients from the air so it’s vital it gets a nice breather from time to time.
We have completed another head-turning bantamarium. This autumn-themed terrarium is a rare type of terrain I predict will inspire many more to come.
I hope you all enjoyed this one. I think this will make a really nice gift for someone special and hopefully, this tutorial did a pretty good job explaining how to make it.
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