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Bioactive Vivarium Kits

A massive overhaul of our Vivarium Kits was just launched on Thanksgiving. There are thousands of possible combinations now, and we've also included a ton of supporting information at the bottom of every kit's page. We hope that the info & kits we provide can help anyone interested to build the absolute best live vivarium environment they can! The development of this update took over a year, and we're looking forward to plenty of stuff to come. We hope you love the new layouts, options, and upgraded interfaces as much as we do. Beyond the awesome new content, this update will also be much easier and faster for us to update. (That means better stock updates, more sales & promos, and plenty of other good stuff!) We've got more projects in the pipeline still, so be sure to check back soon. HAVE A HAPPY AND SAFE THANKSGIVING!

Thanks for choosing to support our small business. We look forward to working with you!
-Mike, Jess, & Mike W.

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New Isopods Available!

Armadillidium, Dwarf Varieties, and Porcellio

Isopoda Armadillidium maculatum Isopoda Armadillidium maculatum 'Chocolate' Isopoda Armadillidium sp. 'Montenegro' Isopoda Dwarf Sp. 'Gray' Isopoda Dwarf Sp. 'Purple' Isopoda Dwarf Sp. 'White' Porcellio scaber Porcellio scaber 'Dalmation' Porcellio scaber 'Spanish Orange'
Isopoda Armadillidium maculatum Isopoda Armadillidium maculatum 'Chocolate' Isopoda Armadillidium sp. 'Montenegro' Isopoda Dwarf Sp. 'Gray'
Isopoda Dwarf Sp. 'Purple' Isopoda Dwarf Sp. 'White' Porcellio scaber Porcellio scaber 'Dalmation'
You asked and we listened. For a limited time, we've got a bunch of different Isopod species available. Our favorite varieties for the utility of vivarium detritivores have always been the dwarf species we work with. Now we've also got a few of the larger & harder to find Armadillidium & Porcellio varieties available for the discerning enthusiast. The same guarantees & healthy husbandry practices apply! Prices start at $11.99/ea per culture.
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New plants have grown out & are ready to ship!

There's too many to list here, so please check out our new plants page!

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Curly Jungle Vine

Rigid all-natural jungle vines

Curly Vine For Live Vivariums & Bioactive Terrariums
These are finally back in stock after years of sourcing difficulty. Jungle Vines are ideal for being used loose in an enclosure, or for integration into one of our Custom Background Kits. These offer totally natural climbing spots for arboreal animals while add to the realistic aesthetic of a live vivarium enclosure. Epiphytic plants will readily grow & climb on these in humid/moist environments, and are an awesome choice for plants like Tillandsia, Moss Slurry, and many vining species. Jungle Vines are available in two lengths, depending on your specific enclosure's requirements. A single vine's diameter can range from around 3/4in to 1.25in across it's length (on average), and every piece is unique. Jungle Vine availability can be spotty due to import difficulties & delays, so pick some up while they are available!
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Ghostwood Straights

Like our Ghostwood branches only cheaper, & without as much detail

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⇑ 9-12in Size ⇑
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⇑ 21-25in Size ⇑
These Ghostwood straights are a great lower-cost option for those looking for a simpler, straighter, and less "spread out" piece of Ghostwood. (Sometimes a super-branchy piece of wood just isn't the right fit!) We've used these to create the look of fallen branches, rigid vines, partially buried roots, and more. When creating custom backgrounds, these can be added as additional focal points around a larger hardscape, or even as a part of a centerpiece in small enclosures. Ghostwood gets darker when moist, as shown in this picture. Please note, although we refer to these as "straights" at NEHERP, they aren't completely straight, and have plenty of variation! (They are fairly straight when compared to our best-selling Ghostwood branches) Please reference the photo above, as each piece can range a bit in overall shape & appearance.
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Grow Out Enclosure Kit (Live) - 32oz

A convenient temporary home for a variety of tiny animals

Grow Out Enclosure Kit For Hatchling Geckos Grow Out Enclosure Kit For Reptiles & Amphibians
Single Grow Out Enclosure Kit shown above left. Hatchling Gecko rack w/multiple kits shown above right.
What's a Grow Out Enclosure? What about Plant Lighting? What about Maintenance? DIY Price Comparison
What's a Grow Out Enclosure? What about Plant Lighting? What about Maintenance?
The Purpose Of A Grow Out Enclosure

A grow out enclosure (often just called a "growout") is built to temporarily house an animal for one reason or another. When a hatchling makes it's first steps into the world, there can be benefits of housing it individually, rather than in a group of young'uns or with it's parents. The offspring of certain species are so tiny that they can escape through the cracks of many major brand name enclosures, and many of those enclosures are so large that the little ones would have a hard time searching for food. In situations like these, housing the little animal in his or her own growout will make a keeper's job simpler and the animal's life safer. As soon as the animal grows a little and can be housed in a more permanent home, the growout enclosure can be disassembled, cleaned, and re-purposed or simply discarded. (Hide this paragraph)

Plant Lighting For These Enclosures

There are a handful of different solutions for illuminating these enclosures. Our favorite option is Current Satellite LED+, since they are cool enough to be mounted just a couple inches away from the lids while providing excellent PAR specs at that distance. A less expensive & more powerful option is Jump Start T5HO lighting, which runs hotter & requires them to be mounted a little further from the cups. Either lighting option is available in a variety of lengths, so we'd recommend choosing the one which suits your needs best. With 2-cup-deep rows (pictured above), a 24in fixture can illuminate 10 cups, while a 48in fixture can illuminate 20-22. Moss (not included) can be added for an upgraded aesthetic effect, but it's not truly necessary or practically beneficial in these setups. The plants we include with this kit are very easy to grow, and shouldn't be a problem for even the most novice caregiver when the correct type of lighting is used. Please keep in mind that UVB light will not pass through plastic, and although there's a metal mesh lid on each cup (which allows some UVB to pass), we don't feel comfortable recommending these Grow Out Kits for any species which requires UVB light to synthesize Vitamin D3. (Hide this paragraph)

Maintaining Growout Enclosures

These are not complete live vivarium environments, so some upkeep will be necessary. Having said that, these little kits can perform fairly well if Springtails (not included) are added to help fragment the waste of the inhabitant. Some spot cleaning may be necessary for certain species, but these are still fairly low-maintenance compared to most other options. At NEHERP we mist these enclosures 2-3X daily, feed every other day, and perform spot cleaning as needed. (Hide this paragraph)

Price Comparison: Kits vs. DIY

We designed these kits to be an awesome & convenient deal for enthusiasts & breeders. Every quantity above the "single kit" purchase is discounted a bit below what you'd spend to do it yourself while purchasing the same quality stuff from us. We try to be open & upfront with our pricing, so we've added some data to give you an idea of the costs involved with building 10 or 50 kits by purchasing supplies separately. Keep in mind this doesn't factor-in stuff like bare rooting plants and cutting the wood down to size.

Price List For Building 10 Kits Using Our Supplies (Separately):
Quantity Product Price Price Per Cup
1 Gallon V2 Substrate* $7.49 $0.75
1 50pk Fabrikal 32oz Cups** $9.99 $0.20
10 Vented Mesh Lids $3.00 $0.30
3 3in Pots Vining Plant #1 $8.97 $1.49
3 3in Pots Vining Plant #2 $10.47 $1.74
1 Manzanita Branch* $8.99 $0.89
Expense Purchasing Separately: $48.91 $5.37***
NEHERP Grow Out Kit Cost @ 10qty $47.99 $4.79/ea Cup
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* Due to the minimum sizes we offer, we expect there will be some left over.
** This is the smallest quantity we sell, leaving 40 cups available for future use.
*** Price per cup total reflects cost of a few unused products.
Price List For Building 50 Kits Using Our Supplies (Separately):
Quantity Product Price Price Per Cup
5 Gallon V2 Substrate* $37.45 $0.75
1 50pk Fabrikal 32oz Cups $9.99 $0.20
50 Vented Mesh Lids $15.00 $0.30
15 3in Pots Vining Plant #1** $44.85 $1.49
15 3in Pots Vining Plant #2 $52.35 $1.74
5 Manzanita Branches* $44.95 $0.74
Expense Purchasing Separately: $219.59 $4.39/ea Cup
NEHERP Grow Out Kit Cost @ 50qty $209.99 $4.19/ea Cup
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* Due to the minimum sizes we offer, we expect there will be some left over.
** Depending on the plants selected, there may be some left over.

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NEHERP Staff Description:

We've used setups like these to temporarily house a variety of different hatchling species. These are also useful for quarantining small new animal acquisitions. Each kit includes a 32oz FabriKal cup, matching Metal Mesh Lid, small piece of wood decor, substrate, and two live plants. The wood decor is typically Manzanita, hand-cut to fit into a 32oz deli cup. The included substrate is a modified V2 Vivarium Substrate intended to hold a little more moisture for this short-term purpose. Springtails and/or Isopods (not included) will still thrive in this mix, and the growout substrate can later be poured into the animal's permanent home when it's appropriate to help seed it with microfauna. The two live plants we include in every kit are well rooted (equivalent to 2in pots) growers choice varieties. Each type is selected to thrive in a wide range of conditions ranging from 55%-95% relative humidity, and will be specifically labeled with plant species & bare rooted like every other plant we sell. Occasional trimming may be necessary for longer-lived temporary homes, and the plants can also be re-used in the animal's permanent home if desired. To keep maintenance schedules uniform & predictable, we typically include just 2-3 species of plants per order. Kit quantities of 3 and greater will have grouped packaging to keep shipping simple, while maintaining individual plant IDs per package.

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Each kit includes: 1 32oz Fabrikal cup, 1 vented metal mesh lid, Substrate, 2 small species-labeled plants, and one small piece of wood decor.
Please review our perishable shipping policy before ordering. Please allow up to 5 business days for the 50qty option to process & ship.
This is a very small enclosure for temporarily housing very small young animals. Please do your research & ensure this is an appropriate choice before buying.
 

Manzanita

Extremely detailed Manzanita branches suitable for a wide variety of habitats

Manzanita
Raw, light, extremely intricate Manzanita wood. We don't sell the "solid line/log" Manzanita, only the very detailed "branchy" type (shown above) that looks great in a wide variety of conditions. Manzanita is suitable for both dry & humid habitats. Mounting these pointing downward in a custom background yields an amazing "root system" look. We guarantee you'll love the selection!
 
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NEHERP Glass Inserts For Exo Terra Terrariums

Raise humidity in any Exo Terra enclosure using our quick & easy glass inserts!

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A New England Herpetoculture Product:
Note: NEHERP is not affiliated with or endorsed by Exo Terra.
Standard screen tops are often modified by enthusiasts to help increase humidity for plants & humidity loving inhabitants. These removable glass inserts drop tightly onto an existing Exo Terra screen top, and do a great job of keeping humidity significantly higher than the screen would allow. Each panel has sanded edges and a polished face to allow for safety & a maximum amount of light penetration. The misting schedule of your enclosure can be adjusted to maintain a desired humidity level of anywhere up to 99% R/H using these kits. With the panels in place, there is a roughly 1.5-1.7" strip across the enclosure's top for ventilation.
Panel Options Explained
"One Less Panel" Option Explained
What is it: The "One Less Panel" option removes one of the glass panels from the insert kit, and is available for any enclosure 12x12 and up. The smaller size panel is the one removed.
 
When to select this option: We'd recommend using one fewer panel than usual if the species you work with requires UVB, a top-mounted heat source, or for low (under 65%) relative humidity.
 
Other info: UVB can't penetrate glass, so removing one panel & placing the UVB light over the screen will allow for UVB penetration. This option was introduced on customer request! :-)
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NEHERP Glass Inserts For Zoo Med Terrariums

Raise humidity in any Zoo Med enclosure using our quick & easy glass inserts!

Zoo Med Glass Top Inserts Zoo Med Glass Top Inserts
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Note: NEHERP is not affiliated with or endorsed by Zoo Med.
Standard screen tops are often modified by enthusiasts to help increase humidity for plants & humidity loving inhabitants. These removable glass inserts drop tightly onto an existing Zoo Med screen top, and do a great job of keeping humidity significantly higher than the screen would allow. Each panel has sanded edges and a polished face to allow for safety & a maximum amount of light penetration. The misting schedule of your enclosure can be adjusted to maintain a desired humidity level of anywhere up to 99% R/H using these kits. With the panel in place, there is a roughly 1.5" strip across the enclosure's top for ventilation. If you are working with a species which requires UVB light or a top-mounted heat source, we recommend selecting the "Short" option. UVB Can't penetrate glass, so the shorter glass panel allows for a Terrarium Hood with a UVB bulb to be used without blocking the bulb's output. Heat bulbs & emitters shouldn't ever be placed directly over glass, so the shorter option allows for one to be positioned over the screen.
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NEHERP Plant Mounting Kit

Our discounted package of plant mounting favorites!

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Our Terrarium Plant Mounting Kit includes everything necessary to get plants placed exactly where you'll want them within an enclosure. We put this together based on how we build vivariums in-house. The manageable 4in sections of flexible, cuttable mounting wires are ready for immediate use on very large plants, or to be further cut-down & shaped to create mounting & training clips. It's easy to shape them by hand, and perfect for every job from mounting large Bromeliads to training ultra-delicate vines & trailing plants onto backgrounds. The small wood picks are free in this pack, and are perfect for pinning plants wrapped in Sphagnum and/or NEHERP moss onto backgrounds, cork decor, tree fern, and more. As simple as it seems, they are a really convenient solution in tough-to-reach backgrounds. We've also included 16oz of dried AAA-Grade New Zealand Sphagnum Moss, which expands significantly in water. (We recommend only hydrating a little at a time!) These three things are the same we use in-house at NEHERP when we build enclosures, and we're confident that they'll help get your vivarium planted right. Different styles of building can vary greatly, but we'd estimate each kit should probably be more than enough to mount plants in even a very large enclosure. For most applications, this pack will last through multiple vivarium builds. Check out our Vivarium Articles & Image Gallery to see examples of how we've used this kit.
Left Image Description:
(Numbered For Reference)
1) Neoregelia mounted with Sphagnum & Mounting Wire
2) Moss, Peperomia, and Tillandsias mounted with picks & Wire
3) Sphagnum Wrapped in NEHERP Moss, attached w/Mounting Wire
4) Dischidia ovata trained to grow along custom background w/picks
Right Image Description:
The red Neoregelias were drilled into the wood decor & secured with wire, and the green Neoregelias were secured using wire disguised with NEHERP Moss. The ferns & (non-slurry) Moss were lightly wrapped around Sphagnum Moss for moisture retention, and each section was pinned using wooden picks. The hanging plants were each wrapped in Sphagnum Moss, and pinned in place by wire clips.
Each Plant Mounting Kit Includes:
• 16oz. AAA New Zealand Sphagnum Moss (Expands in water!)
• 18 4-inch pieces of cuttable, flexible, textured mounting wire
• 20 pieces square, round tip wooden picks (Included for free!)
$5.49/ea Kit
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Please mount carefully! The ends of the mounting wire will usually be pushed into a surface. If not, please be sure to protect your vivarium's inhabitants by trimming/hiding any sharply cut ends.
Any exposed pointed wood pick ends must also be snipped by hand, with scissors, or with a wire cutter. This product's retail labeling is still in development, and may vary from photo.
 
 

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