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Bosc Enclosure (In Progress)

Discussion in 'General Construction' started by bladerunner, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. kjm

    kjm Member

    Good luck to you!! It's already looking good :)
  2. bladerunner

    bladerunner Well-Known Member

    I don't want to set my house on fire. Thanks, Merlin.
  3. bladerunner

    bladerunner Well-Known Member

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    This is taking so long to build. I'm amazed I've been able to come this far with it, I've learned a lot. I can almost see the finish line.
  4. bladerunner

    bladerunner Well-Known Member

    What is a good way to keep surface objects from collapsing when they burrow?
  5. Darkbird

    Darkbird Elite Member

    If it's heavy enough to hurt them its best if it's resting on the enclosure bottom. And yes that means burying it up to 2' of dirt sometimes. Or it should be so large they will have trouble undermining it enough to move it, as in having a big 24" peice of tile for a basking spot or a long branch which lays on the surface. Branches for climbing should be securely attached to the cage at both ends, or at one end with the other buried deep in the substrate, preferably with the end resting on the cage floor.
  6. bladerunner

    bladerunner Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Darkbird.

    Here are some more updates:

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    • The heights are equal now.

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  7. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

    Hi, I like what you`ve done so far very much...
  8. Darkbird

    Darkbird Elite Member

    Looks good.
  9. bladerunner

    bladerunner Well-Known Member

    Huge thanks to this forum and especially, AdamL8, for answering all of my many questions.

    Soil/sand just arrived. Busy day ahead. Going to buy some cork hides for the enclosure as well.
  10. bladerunner

    bladerunner Well-Known Member

    First pile of dirt:


    1000 lbs of dirt and sand later. I dug out a hole under the 'mountain' and placed a cork tube under the big cork flat:


    As you can see I still need another 1000 lbs of dirt most likely, the stone isn't high enough yet:


    One more shot of the other logs:


    I have my cockroach setup bought and the Discoids should be here soon. Currently the temp/humidity are in the mid 80s. The basking area needs work still. Critique would be appreciated.
  11. Darkbird

    Darkbird Elite Member

    Critique huh? Umm, needs more dirt? Wait you said that. Crud, I got nothing, it looks awesome to me. Maybe murrindindi or Infernalis will find something I'm not seeing.

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