After doing some research on my mystery snake, Stenophis betsileanus, and through some trial and error, I have finally figured how what habitat the snake does best in. For starters, he (or she) flees from heat. Goes off feed if heated past 80ºF Turns out these guys are from the highland rainforest areas of central Madagascar, where nights are cool and humid. In other words he needs to be kept much like a chameleon (good ventilation and humidity) but also cool temps. With that in mind, I picked up an enclosure with a screen lid, because he absolutely needs good air flow. Started with a terrarium I picked up at a local expo. It has sliding doors, and a screen lid. Cut Egg Crate to fit the bottom (and zip tied it to souffle cups to boost it off the floor of the cage, and provide a reservoir for runoff.) Painted the back and some of the sides black, to hide the foam I will be using. Laid the terrarium on it's back and positioned the pieces of wood and cork the way I wanted them. Applied Great Stuff expanding foam Waited overnight to trim the foam into smoother more natural contours. Applied clear silicon caulk and coir to the foam. My first try was to mix the caulk and coir into a claylike consistency. It made application simple, but it did not have perfect ahderence, and I did have to go back and touch it up a little after it had cured. Background mostly finished (still wet in this picture). Adde sphagnum moss to the egg crate. This will keep the soil from falling through the crate, as well as wicking the water up out of the reservoir to keep the soil most for the live plants I will be adding. I created wicks out of the sphagnum, and poked them through the egg crate down into the reservoir before covering the egg crate completely. Glued some Sphagnum moss onto some of the branches as an accent, as well as using it to patch up some of the holes or spots I missed. Added soil and live plants. Still needs a top-dressing for the soil (will help the soil hold moisture, while keeping the 'floor' of the cage dry enough for the snake to spend time there without developing fungal issues.) Also going to root some cuttings of a few of my Hoyas and plant them in there. The foam shrank quite a bit, and ended up pulling away from the walls of the terrarium. I ended up having to fill cracks with coir, sphagnum and silicon. It will still be a few weeks before I move the snake into this cage. I want the plants to have time to settle in.