Hey guys, welcome back to another Bantamarium experience. As usual, I’m pumped up and ready to present my latest offerings to you! Today I’m going to show you how to make your very own glow-in-the-dark terrarium with an adorable glamor campsite. If you know nothing about glamping, you’re in the right place… because I don’t either… let’s make a terrarium!
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!
Glamour Camping In A Terrarium
Glamping is the combination of two words, “glamorous” and “camping” and is basically enjoying the outdoor encounter but with amenities. The traditional style of surviving off of the land is traded in with a more resort-style experience… I tried to capture that in this diorama and made today’s video compliment the vibe I was going for with this DIY glow-in-the-dark terrarium.
How To Make A Glow-In-The-Dark Terrarium
So we have our work cut out for us with this one. It's not going to be a challenging project by any means. We are just going to have to take careful consideration about how we prepare things to ensure a safe environment for whatever plants and animals may call this bantamarium, home. Here's what we will need to create our glow-in-the-dark terrarium.
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Steps to building the Glow-In-The-Dark terrarium:
Glow-in-the-dark 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. Springtails, isopods, or even a small colony of ants would fit this enclosure nicely. For this terrarium, I will be looking to add something unique. Stay tuned for updates on this if you follow me on any of my social media.
Glow-in-the-dark 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.
With things completed, I’m sure you’ve already flicked the lights on and off several times to enjoy the cool effects this unique jarrarium offers. Regardless if you used my decor for this project or not, if you felt inspired enough to create your own DIY glow-in-the-dark terrarium, I’d love to see it so tag me when you post it! Until then, see you all at the next one…
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