Today I found this click beetle inside my BiOrbAir terrarium! This is the third time I have spotted an insect inside this terrarium in less than a week! This is Ampedus balteatus, a fairly common click beetle, that can readily be found in England and Wales. I've yet to catch this beetle - so far he's been too fast for me, as soon as I am able to catch him, I will release the beetle outdoors.
Here's a view from the back of the Restrepia purpurea 'Rayas Vino Tinto' flower. This Restrepia is so far growing well in the constant conditions provided by my BiOrbAir terrarium. I find I need to mist the Restrepias more than my other miniature orchids from different genera, as the Restrepias seem to prefer more moist conditions. It only takes a moment to mist these plants, I am so happy to have included them in my terrarium.
Here's another photograph of the grasshopper nymph. I am guessing that he's a Bush Cricket. Grasshopper nymphs usually emerge around May or June time. I found this one inside my BiOrbAir terrarium on the 12th February 2016. The Nymph remained inside the terrarium until today, 13th February 2016, when he was placed outside in the garden.
I also spotted this insect inside my BiOrbAir terrarium on the February I couldn't see clearly what insect it was, it looked a fraction too large for a springtail, but I could be wrong and it could very well be a springtail.
Schoenorchis fragrans pictured on the 27th October 2016. This miniature orchid was new to my collection, the plant had a number of pests residing inside its leaves and around the plant. It's worth thoroughly examining and quarantining any new plants you buy before introducing them to your terrarium.
BiOrbAir Review - Growing Miniature Orchids in the BiorbAir (part eight
This newly opened Masdevallia decumana bloom has been damaged by snails. I have found a number tiny snails inside this terrarium, but there is clearly more snails to find, and re-home outdoors. Pictured on the December