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« on: May 18, 2005 03:49:47 PM »

A friend of mine a couple of months ago told me her mom went to a local flea market here in Memphis, TN, and said something about someone selling a pretty good sized glass orb on a stand that's supposed to be used a terrarium.  From what she gathered from her mom, the glass orb had a lid that would lift off.  Has anyone heard of these or know where to find one?  Her mom said they were selling them for like $200.  I don't want to spend that much on one, but I have no idea or the materials or equipment to make such a thing.  I've tried in vain to look for it or something similar online, but I have found nothing even close to it.  If anyone can tell me anything I would appreciate it.  Thanks in advance.

P.S.- If it was big enough, I was thinking about getting some fire belly toads or some tree frogs to put in it, ot I just might put my tarantula in it.

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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2005 07:22:59 PM »

OK, I looked up terrarium on eBay and found something that sounds like what I was talking about.  It said something about a bubble terrarium, but it's plastic and cracked, and I don't think that's large enough for what I'm looking for right now.  Plus, it was open at the top without a lid.  Anyways, I at least hope this helps anyone who had any ideas for weird things as terrariums or vivariums....
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2005 08:57:47 PM »

If you're going to put toads in it shouldn't it have air holes? Just wondering cause the one you described sounds like all glass. Don't know how big you're looking for but could a glass lemonade thing do it? The one my family use to have held over 2 gal. and the lid was removable, I think my mom got it at Target.

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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2005 09:07:38 PM »

Sounds interesting. I've never seen those before.

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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2005 03:21:54 PM »

No, I would assume it would need air holes.  ...But if it were open I would be afraid of something crawliing out of it.  Toads, frogs, and even my tarantula can crawl up glass like it's nothing.  The only one I've seen like I was talking about didn't even have a lid to it.  I was hoping to find one with a lid.  If not air holes, at least a lid then.  I have a drill bit that will drill through glass.
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« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2005 06:45:06 AM »

How old are you guys???  In the 70's terrarriums were all the rage.  Hippies, bell bottom jeans, long hair and terrarriums...   What a geezer I am, LOL.  Anyway, I saw a new one the other day at Target - a huge glass jar.  BTW, they usually didn't have lids that completely closed them off - the plants would croak without oxygen.  "Ass Gas or Grass, Nobody Rides for Free!" <<<<<------- Bumper Sticker from the 70's.
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« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2005 02:07:51 PM »

You could use one of those big 5 gallon water bottles.  The kind used on water coolers
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