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

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

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A guide for the hobbyist covers reptile, amphibian, and invertebrate feeding, general care, breeding, and health care; offers advice on choosing appropriate housing and equipment; and includes a directory of over three hundred species.

Firefly Books Ltd
A practical, well-illustrated guide to keeping reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates under glass that covers suitable animals, creating habitat, health, food, difficult species, plants and more. It includes cross-referencing and a species directory.

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.



Publisher: New York : Firefly, c2007
Edition: ed
ISBN: 9781554073009
1554073006
Characteristics: p. :224 ; cm

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