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Post by carpguru on 29/12/2011, 09:59

A paludarium is a type of vivarium that incorporates both terrestrial and aquatic elements. Paludaria (or paludariums) usually consist of an enclosed container in which organisms specific to the biome being simulated are kept. They may be maintained for purely aesthetic reasons or for scientific or horticultural purposes. The word 'paludarium' comes from the Latin word 'palus' meaning marsh or swamp and '-arium' which refers to an enclosed container.

Paludaria can range in size from small, easily-displayed boxes to biospheres large enough to contain entire trees. A prominent example of a very large paludarium is the rainforest exhibit at the Montreal Biodome.

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Re: paludarium

Post by carpguru on 29/12/2011, 10:12

i have been wanting to set one of these
up for years so over the next few month
i am going to give it a go i don't know
were to start so i will be doing a lot of reading
to start with
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