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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.

A long-term review of the BiOrbAir

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.

Ampedus balteatus, a click beetle, as pictured inside my BiOrbAir terrarium on the 16th February 2016.

A long-term review of the BiOrbAir

Ampedus balteatus, a click beetle, as pictured inside my BiOrbAir terrarium on the February

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.

A long-term review of the BiOrbAir

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.

A long-term review of the BiOrbAir

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 12th February 2016.  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.

A long-term review of the BiOrbAir

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.

Growing Haraella retrocalla - Pumpkin Beth

Growing Haraella retrocalla

Haraella retrocalla is a species of miniature, epiphytic orchid that originates from the Ren-ai Township, Nantou County, in Taiwan.

A close up of a Restrepia purpurea 'Rayas Vino Tinto' inflorescence, as pictured inside my BiOrbAir terrarium, on the 20th February 2016.

A long-term review of the BiOrbAir

A close up of a Restrepia purpurea 'Rayas Vino Tinto' inflorescence, as pictured inside my BiOrbAir terrarium, on the February

I found this grasshopper nymph inside my BiOrbAir terrarium on the 12th February 2016!

A long-term review of the BiOrbAir

I found this grasshopper nymph inside my BiOrbAir terrarium on the February

My Masdevallia decumana, as pictured on the 9th January 2016, this miniature orchid is just coming into flower and is in the earliest stage of producing flowers.

Miniature Orchids in the BiOrbAir

My Masdevallia decumana, as pictured on the January this miniature orchid is just coming into flower and is in the earliest stage of producing flowers.

A long-term review of the BiOrbAir (part ten) - Pumpkin Beth

A long-term review of the BiOrbAir (part ten

I have changed the planting to trial a variety of terrarium plants – this terrarium currently features ferns, mosses, and miniature orchids.

Schoenorchis fragrans pictured on the 27th October 2016.

BiOrbAir Review - Growing Miniature Orchids in the BiOrbAir (part six

Restrepia purpurea 'Rayas Vino Tinto' is currently flowering inside my BiOrbAir terrarium.  I am so enjoying the beautiful flowers that this Restrepia produces, they are quite lovely.

A long-term review of the BiOrbAir

Restrepia purpurea 'Rayas Vino Tinto' is currently flowering inside my BiOrbAir terrarium. I am so enjoying the beautiful flowers that this Restrepia produces, they are quite lovely.

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 six

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.

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 7th December 2016.

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

Here's a photo, taken from above, of my Restrepia purpurea 'Rayas Vino Tinto', inside my BiOrbAir terrarium on the 25th March 2016.

A long-term review of the BiOrbAir

Here's a photo, taken from above, of my Restrepia purpurea 'Rayas Vino Tinto', inside my BiOrbAir terrarium on the March

The first flower on my Masdevallia decumana opened on the 26th January 2016, inside my BiOrbAir terrarium.

Miniature Orchids in the BiOrbAir

The first flower on my Masdevallia decumana opened on the January inside my BiOrbAir terrarium.

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