Technology for the Terrarium:

Technology regulates the light, temperature, and humidity in a terrarium. The more closely these climate factors correspond to those of the animals' places of geographic origin, the more apt they will be to display their natural behavior in all its variety.

In proper lighting the animals' coloration can develop to its full splendor, and your specimens will be more distinctly more active.

High atmospheric humidity in the terrarium is important for many reptiles to prevent molting problems. Amphibians absorb all the moisture they need through their skin. For many species, higher humidity levels promote reproductive activity. As an alternative to daily misting, the atmospheric humidity can be raised by means of a heated water portion, a fountain, a waterfall, an ultrasonic fogger, or even a rain pump. By ventilating the terrarium, using the equipment for a limited time, or employing a humidistat with a sensor or timer, you can prevent the climate from becoming too damp and keep mold from forming.

The temperature is important because the metabolisms of the animals function properly only in specific temperature ranges. The substrate is heated with heating mats or a cable, best placed under a portion of the terrarium, providing a heat gradient. Heat lamps or infrared lamps raise the air and substrate temperature. Ceramic black heat emitters get very hot and should be attached in protective holders. Otherwise the animals can get burned quite easily.


Before acquiring any though, be absolutely certain that you have food sources firmly in line. Do not depend on baby crickets alone to feed your poison dart frogs. Be certain to add D3 and calcium to the diets of your frogs. These additives are especially important to babies that are rapidly growing