Jan. 29th, 2010 10:15 pm
sasha_feather: colorful water lily (electric water lily)
[personal profile] sasha_feather
I made this terrarium out of an old dessicator. A dessicator is a piece of laboratory equipment used for drying samples. They are heavy and made from thick glass; this one has an opening on the lid where a vacuum pump can be attached.

I put glass beads and activated charcoal in the bottom, then sphagnum moss, then potting soil and the plants. I had to go to three different stores to find a greenhouse with small, healthy plants that I wanted. The greenhouse that I did find was fantastic; all the plants looked very healthy and happy. I got the activated charcoal at a pet store (and probably paid too much for it, as it's sold for aquarium filters).

I hope the plants live. But if not, I can just do this project again in the spring!

Glass Terrarium with lid in sunlight

Date: 2010-01-30 05:02 am (UTC)
j00j: rainbow over east berlin plattenbau apartments (Default)
From: [personal profile] j00j
This is lovely! Hm, maybe I should get some plants for my apartment...

Date: 2010-01-31 01:19 am (UTC)
toft: Screenshot of the tomato roses created by Hannibal Lecter. (Default)
From: [personal profile] toft
Oh, goodness! That's so pretty!


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