Philsuma wrote:Oh and that Brom 'village' on cork tubes is outa this world. VERY cool.
Thanks! I put the brom field together for the resident pair of Sphaerodactylus grandi dwarf geckos. They hang out in the broms and deposit their eggs in there while helping out with catching flies that hang out at the top of the viv. The broms are tightly packed, so the big bodied tincs can get in there, but they have a hard time moving around, so they generally stay out of that area.
Philsuma wrote:A lot of the tank has the size and brom plantings to make it almost the ultimate obligate enclosure but you have Tincs in it - kinda funny.
I'm rethinking my collection these days. I have a tentative home for the Robertus, so this tank will be freeing up soon for new inhabitants. I was thinking of letting loose some nominant fants in there, but I would be open to other suggestions. My requirements these days mostly focus on bringing in animals of known lineages that are under-represented in the hobby. For instance, the Robertus are going to a new home, and R. summersi are coming in (not to this viv though).
goods wrote:Marcgravias are a great genus of plants for vivs, but you don't want to use it there. If Marcgravias are not given something to grow up, they grow very funky. My recommendations are Sphyrospermum cordifolium or cf. buxifolium, Columnea microphylla, Peperomia fagerlindii or even the sp. Costa Rica that originated from Black Jungle. All have a pendant growth habit with leaves smaller than a quarter.
Thanks Zach! I'll add some internet images for everyone so they can see what you recommended (and to make sure I got it right!). I think my favorite is Columnea microphylla - I'm sold on those red flowers:
I like the look of this P fagerlindii from Tropiflora:
I'm likely just cherry picking the most stunning images, but man those two are impressive. Here are the others you recommended:
Now I just have to track them down! Thanks again!