Definition of terrarium
: a usually transparent enclosure for keeping or raising plants or usually small animals (such as turtles) indoors
Recent Examples of terrarium from the Web
However, a terrarium with its own supplemental lighting is a better environment.
Decorating Ideas See how to make your own succulent terrarium, as demonstrated by The Sill.
A ContainerCrazyCT terrarium-making workshop will be held at the Stafford Cidery, 68 Main St. in Stafford Springs, Wednesday evening, July 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. To learn more and sign up, visit www.workshopsct.com.
Her parents even bought a wall-to-wall terrarium, filling it with three massive snakes: a Burmese python, an anaconda and a boa constrictor.
Amelia Posada, a butcher turned florist and Pasadena native, popped up on the Southern California floral radar with some of her creations, especially the build-your-own-terrarium bar in a ticket booth at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.
These include things like writing a sequel to your favorite movie and building a terrarium.
Pet blogs for Huntsman spider owners recommend keeping the arachnids in terrariums with cork bark and rocks and providing them with enough vertical space on which to climb.
Enclosed in glass on three sides, like some giant terrarium, but open to the sky, the inaccessible landscape will sprout with ferns, horsetail and magnolia trees.
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Did You Know?
The turtle exhibit at a zoo is often in the form of a terrarium, as are some of the exhibits at a plant conservatory. In an ant terrarium, elementary-school students watch the ants dig their network of tunnels as if no one were watching. Terrariums try to create conditions as close as possible to a natural habitat. A covered terrarium can often sustain itself for months on the moisture trapped inside. But creating a good terrarium requires careful control not only of humidity but also of temperature, as well as good ventilation; the lighting should include the full spectrum of sunlight as well as a day-night regulator.
Origin and Etymology of terrarium
New Latin, from Latin terra + -arium (as in vivarium)
First Known Use: 1890See Words from the same year
TERRARIUM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of terrarium for English Language Learners
: a glass or plastic box that is used for growing plants or keeping small animals indoors
TERRARIUM Defined for Kids
Definition of terrarium for Students
: a usually glass container used for keeping plants or small animals (as turtles) indoors
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