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How to Name Your Pet Snake Even if You Have Zero Ideas

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Nov 1st 2018

Image courtesy of MonikaCan you imagine a person without a name? They’d be incomplete. And your new snake ownership also feels complete if you don’t give your snake a name. Here’s the thing though. Yo … read more

Do My Plants Need Added Beneficial Bacteria?

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Oct 25th 2018

Maybe you’ve heard about beneficial bacteria. And maybe you’re wondering if it’s really necessary for your garden. It’s understandable that you might be skeptical. After all, you’ve been growing witho … read more

The Most Palatable Edible Insects

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Oct 18th 2018

Photo courtesy of Christoph MeinersmannDid you know that beetles are the most commonly eaten insect around the world? It’s true.But that doesn’t mean that beetles are where you should start if you’re … read more

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