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Firefly Encyclopedia of the Vivarium : Keeping Amphibians, Reptiles, and Insects, Spiders and Other Invertebrates in Terraria, Aquaterraria, and Aquari
by David Alderton


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"Keeping iguanas, frogs, insects and other invertebrates in a glass world is a popular pursuit."

This practical, fully illustrated guide has everything the enthusiast needs to know, with a focus on beginners. A one-stop reference for those starting out with a terrarium or vivarium, it covers the entire spectrum of suitable animals, from invertebratesto large snakes and lizards.  Read more...


 
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Overview

"Keeping iguanas, frogs, insects and other invertebrates in a glass world is a popular pursuit."

This practical, fully illustrated guide has everything the enthusiast needs to know, with a focus on beginners. A one-stop reference for those starting out with a terrarium or vivarium, it covers the entire spectrum of suitable animals, from invertebratesto large snakes and lizards. David Alderton explains how to design setups that re-create natural habitats, as well as more clinical environments for closely monitoring difficult or delicate species. A brief account of some of the more suitable vivarium plants and their requirements is also included.

The book is divided into three main sections -- Reptiles, Amphibians and Invertebrates -- with extensive cross-referencing between them. There are detailed presentations on all key areas: Basic biology Housing Equipment Controlling the environment Furnishings: clinical and naturalistic Checklist of plants and methods of planting Food and feeding Breeding Health.

A comprehensive directory of species provides specific information on breeds suitable for beginners. This easy-to-use, illustrated volume presents all the most up-to-date information in a single volume, giving the enthusiast a complete reference.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781554073009
  • ISBN-10: 1554073006
  • Publisher: Firefly Books
  • Publish Date: September 2007
  • Page Count: 224
  • Reading Level: Ages 12-17


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