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3 Ways to Get Kids Interested in Gardening

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Oct 11th 2018

There’s a good chance your child has almost no idea where their food comes from or the amount of work required to get it to their plate.It’s kind of shocking, isn’t it? That something so basic is a my … read more

What You Really Want in a Tarantula Terrarium

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Oct 4th 2018

Photo courtesy of Steve RobertsWhat better time to talk about spiders than October. Halloween is around the corner, and no pet makes a better Halloween party guest than a big, hairy tarantula. De … read more

A Quick Way to Improve Taste from Your Hydroponic Garden

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Sep 27th 2018

Did you know that plants also have a sweet tooth? It’s pretty fascinating to think about, isn’t it? If you’re like most new gardeners, you probably had no idea that plants crave sugar--and you probabl … read more

How to Train My Bearded Dragon to Eat Freeze Dried Crickets

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Sep 24th 2018

Photo courtesy of Holger Langmaier Every seasoned reptile keeper knows that feeding live insects is healthier than canned. We’re not going to debate that here. But sometimes you need an altern … read more

Plants that Thrive in a Hard Water Aquarium

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Sep 13th 2018

Photo courtesy of DornenwolfYou’ve probably had a shower before at a place that had hard water. It leaves your skin feeling dry and isn’t ideal. But if your house has a hard water supply, and you’re u … read more

Wait! You Mean I Can Clean and Reuse Substrate?

Sep 6th 2018

What do you think of when you think about substrate for your exotic pet? Most likely, you picture loose material like gravel, sand, or wood chips. Or maybe tiles come to mind.But did you know there’s … read more

5 Trees You Can Grow Inside

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Aug 30th 2018

Photo courtesy of Cynthia PhoungWho likes wordplay in their article titles? Unfortunately, no, this article is not for those of you who aspire to be like Bran Stark. It’s about growing indoor tre … read more

Is My Dart Frog Poisonous?

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Aug 23rd 2018

Watch any wildlife show, and you’ve likely heard that poison dart frogs are among the most toxic animals on earth. You may have even heard that their toxicity is enough to take down several adults. So … read more

How to Prep Next Year's Garden

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Aug 16th 2018

Are you already thinking about what you’d like to grow next spring? Fall is on the way, and many outdoor gardens are winding down. Maybe you got a rough start to this year’s garden, and you’d like to … read more

What Kids Need to Know about Exotic Pets

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Aug 9th 2018

Photo courtsey of Cheryl DimofIs your kid begging for a frog, snake, or tortoise for a pet? How about a lizard, scoprion, or tarantula? Before they get too excited, there are some things they sho … read more