terrarium


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terrarium

(tə-râr′ē-əm)
n. pl. terrar·iums or terrar·ia (-ē-ə)
A small enclosure or closed container in which selected living plants and sometimes small land animals, such as turtles and lizards, are kept.

terrarium

a closed glass container in which plants or small animals are cultivated.
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Use the inquiry process to design, build, and observe a butterfly's behavior in an artificial environment such as terrarium.
Do the same with the other bottle, 3 1/2" from the bottom, to make the top of the terrarium.
The dart frog terrarium was made using a 55-gallon aquarium.
We taped sheets of heavy brown paper to the left side of each terrarium, so that amphibians could not see individuals in other tanks.
This purifies the water and helps keep the terrarium clean.
5 cm (n = 11), although three of them were housed in a terrarium with 5 cm of soil depth as a control to determine whether the spiders would build deeper burrows in an alternative depth of soil.
Each terrarium was equipped with a 60 Watt heat lamp that was switched on five hours per day to provide lizards the opportunity to bask.
The following are appended: (1) Terrarium Investigations Results on Four Groups; (2) Teacher Interview Protocol; (3) Shoreline Science Teacher Profiles; (4) Shoreline Science Coding Summary; (5) Terrarium Investigations Teacher Profiles; and (6) Terrarium Investigations Coding Summary.
Or try the terrarium technique of keeping your plants on stones or pebbles in an open-topped fish tank.
Each terrarium contained approximately 6 cm of homogeneously mixed, organic top soil.
The chapter concludes with a discussion on terrariums, including putting a terrarium together and subsequent care and maintenance.