Some Enclosure terms...

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Some Enclosure terms...

Postby Philsuma » Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:11 pm

Foot print- The total size of the “living space” of the enclosure. Sometimes using 'Gallons' as an old, but easily recognizable fish-tank term and then spinning off slightly from there depending upon degrees of hardscaping.

Terrarium- Containing only Plants.

Vivarium- Containing both land Animals and Plants.

Aquarium- Containing 100% water / no land and can have fishes, ect.

Paludarium- Containing both fishes and land area(s) for animals and plants. Roughly 50/50 land and water. 'Paulus' = latin for 'swamp'. This is NOT a suitable enclosure for Dart Frogs !

Riparium – Containing water and plants above and below the waterline but no land. Again, not for Dart Frogs.

"FTS" = "Full Tank Shot", or a pic of the entire vivarium.

Hardscaping - the act of using various backgrounds, great stuff, expanding foam, cork, tree panel ect, ect and placing it into the back wall or panel and sides.

"Vert' = vertical oriented enclosure. More tall or high.


Frogs don't get housed in "CAGES". Cages have metal bars and birds are kept in them.
Frogs are kept in "ENCLOSURES" or Vivariums..or even..'Tanks". But not Cages.

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Re: Some Enclosure terms...

Postby Philsuma » Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:18 pm

please lord...no...more...'cages'....

A cage has BARS.....Bird.....Bird cage.....

Frogs are kept in Vivariums. Vivarium loosely translated, means...'area with living things(animals) in it'

Or

Enclosures

Tanks

anything but...cage.

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Re: Some Enclosure terms...

Postby BcsTx » Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:10 pm

Here ya go Phil:

FC=film canisters

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Re: Some Enclosure terms...

Postby Philsuma » Mon May 11, 2015 3:41 pm

Dart frogs do not 'come from' areas that have shorelines or a lot of standing water.

Dart frogs would not do well in a Paludarium.

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Re: Some Enclosure terms...

Postby Philsuma » Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:52 am

Its not a 'Cage'. Cages are made of metal and have bars. Birds are commonly kept in 'cages'.

Its not a 'Set-up'.

The glass or Plexiglas housing for animals is a 'Vivarium' or at least, an 'enclosure'.

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Re: Some Enclosure terms...

Postby Philsuma » Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:26 pm

FFS it's NOT a cage. Cages have metal bars.


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