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

Firefly Encyclopedia of the Vivarium

Keeping Amphibians, Reptiles, and Insects, Spiders and Other Invertebrates in Terraria, Aquaterraria, and Aquari

Hardcover
Pub. price: $39.95

ISBN10: 1554073006 ISBN13: 9781554073009 Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd Published: Sep 14 2007 Pages: 224 Weight: 2.55lbs. Height: 11.25" Width: 8.75" Depth: 0.75" Language: English

Publisher's Comments

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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