In Part 1 of this article I introduced Hagen’s new Smart Plants, an exciting line of realistic artificial plants (Bromeliads and Scindapsis) that contain small water-holding pools at their bases. When properly positioned in a terrarium, they provide naturalistic sites into which female Poison Frogs can deposit their tadpoles. Today we’ll see how other amphibians and reptiles can make use of this new and much-needed innovation.
In the wild, most highly arboreal snakes and lizards find all the water they need without ever setting foot or belly on the ground. Captives, especially high-strung or wild caught individuals, may be stressed if forced to do so. Read More »