FIREFLY ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE VIVARIUM
Keeping Amphibians, Reptiles, and Insects, Spiders and other Invertebrates in Terraria, Aquaterraria and Aquaria
by David Alderton
2007, 224 pages, 350+ color photos. This practical, well-organized, and fully illustrated encyclopedia contains everything the hobbyist needs to know about keeping a whole spectrum of suitable amphibians, reptiles, and invertebrates. The book is divided into sections:
The Natural History of Vivarium Animals: introduces readers to basic biological characteristics of vivarium subjects.
Vivarium Setup and Maintenance: covers housing, feeding, general care, breeding and health care, with focus on choosing the most appropriate housing and equipment, how to control the environment to suit individual needs, and how to furnish a setup to create the best and most attractive surroundings.
Three separate directories describe over 300 species of Reptiles (snakes, lizards, turtles, tortoises), Amphibians (newts, salamanders, frogs, toads), and Invertebrates (insects, spiders). Entries for each species include photo, common/scientific names, description, distribution, size, accommodation needs, behavior, diet, and breeding. Species have been carefully selected to give a cross section of those readily available and excellent photos accompany the text.
Hardcover; 8-5/8 x 11-1/4″.
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