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#1 SpleenBeGone

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:10 PM

I've seen a few terrariums made from old light bulbs around, so I decided to make my own. There's not a lot to it, just a bit of tie wire I made a loop in, and a light bulb with a sand bottom and dirt on top. I plan to make a better base eventually, just not sure what yet.

The plant inside is a bit of moss I cut from by the water. I then cut rectangles from the large patch small enough to fit through the opening, and skewered them on a long dentistry pick. Once I got each piece where I wanted I used a long wooden cotton swap to push it off the pick. I just repeated this until I had a covered surface.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:31 PM

That looks awesome. :D

I hope the moss sprouts up the way you'd like.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:34 PM

Thanks. :)

If it starts to grow good, I'll post more pictures.
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:43 PM

Awesome.
Hope so.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 07:16 PM

I wasn't happy with the original stand. Here's the new one.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:44 AM

Holy fuck, shit! That's freaking awesome, would you add maybe a few tiny flowering plants? I'm sure there's gotta be some sort of flowering lichen you could use, I wanna do it! Damn, you have such great ideas =D

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:55 AM

I believe this moss gets tiny pink flowers on it, but even if not, I'll be looking for the appropriate types of plants that would fit in it. (I just found a terrarium forum where I can ask questions)

This weekend I'll be making a better one with a brass shell instead of steel, and possibly an exotic wood at the top instead of pine. (I believe I have some Bolivian rosewood at the house)
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:47 AM

Also, what are yalls opinion on using a round bottom boiling flask?
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:13 PM

Good! You actually made me spend like, 40 minutes looking at miniature terrarium's today.

You're just, you're the fucking person I want to build projects with and spend summer's working on cool little pointless doohickeys with. Come move to England? =D

E: I mean, just, fucking....fuck! Look at these:

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that last one is my favourite. LOOK IT, THE PLANT IS CALLED, LIKE PIXIE CUP LICHEN OR SOME SUCH SHIT.

I wish I could pay you to make one of those for my mum's birthday on the 7th.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:17 PM

There's some really cool ones, aren't there?

That's what I spend most of my free time doing, and I've always wanted to visit England. <.<
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Posted 04 May 2012 - 06:26 PM

Update.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:51 AM

Still awesome! Is the moss in there alive? Or is it dried?

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 08:06 AM

Very much alive and growing. It's root system is slowly creeping up the edges actually.
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Posted 06 May 2012 - 09:21 AM

What a neat idea!!!

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 09:23 AM

Thank you. :)

I'll be making one from a boiling flask as well.
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Posted 06 May 2012 - 10:09 AM

This is awesome! :o I never woulda though to do this. I have a couple terrariums made from old jars, but this is wayyyy cooler! I might just have to try this myself ^^

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 10:16 AM

Thanks. :)

If you do, be sure to post pictures. Just remember the hole is really small so it's hard to find plants that fit.
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Posted 06 May 2012 - 01:12 PM

put some pixie cup lichen in? I love you long time?!

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 01:17 PM

I have no idea what that is. >.>
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Posted 06 May 2012 - 01:31 PM

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