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How to build a Creepy Carnivorous Terrarium

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Supplies:

Josh's Frogs Creepy Carnivorous Terrarium Kit

Other useful tools include:

Tongs (openings in glass can be difficult to maneuver hands)

Scissors for trimming plants

Bamboo stick (very useful for arranging items in bowl)

Spoon (to use as miniature shovel)

Directions:

Place Carnivorous Terrarium Soil into the terrarium making sure it's deep enough to cover the Pitcher plant root ball.

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Using a spoon, dig a hole in the Carnivorous Terrarium Soil deep enough to place the Pitcher plant in. Shake excess soil from the Pitcher plant roots and place in the hole. Gently hold the foliage of the Pitcher plant in one hand while using your other hand to push the soil around the roots making sure the soil makes good contact with them. The soil level should be the same depth as the existing soil level on the Pitcher plant.

Place the skull ornament in the desired location in the terrarium. Using a bamboo stick or spoon will help with this task.

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Place the piece of Cork Bark in the desired location pushing gently into the soil.

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Dig a hole in the soil in front of the Cork Bark to plant the Red Stem Tears vine. Shake the excess soil from the Red Stem Tears root ball and place into the terrarium. Gently hold the foliage of the Red Stem Tears in one hand while using your other hand to push the soil around the roots making sure the soil makes good contact with them. The soil level should be the same depth as the existing soil level on the Red Stem Tears vine.

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Make final arrangements for desired look.

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With a spoon, put shredded pine bark on the surface of soil. This layer can be very thin, it is simply for aesthetics to give the soil a dark look.

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Water the Carnivorous Terrarium Soil with distilled or reverse osmosis water. Water slowly allowing it to drain all the way through the soil. This might take some time so do a little at a time and make sure not to over water. Continue to water until the soil is very moist but not totally saturated with water. Soil should not be floating in water.

Once you are finished, your terrarium should look something like the picture below. This terrarium is not meant to house any animals. Read below to learn how to care for your pitcher plant.

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Pitcher Plant care:

Pitcher Plants need bright light for the best color and health so place your terrarium near a bright and sunny location. Pitcher Plants need wet soil so never let the soil dry out. Feed your Pitcher Plant one or two small insects a week. Never fertilize your Pitcher Plant as fertilizer will kill carnivorous plants.

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