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Today I found this click beetle inside my BiOrbAir terrarium! This is the third time I have spotted an insect inside this terrarium in less than a week! This is Ampedus balteatus, a fairly common click beetle, that can readily be found in England and Wales. I've yet to catch this beetle - so far he's been too fast for me, as soon as I am able to catch him, I will release the beetle outdoors.

Ampedus balteatus, a click beetle, as pictured inside my BiOrbAir terrarium on the 16th February 2016.

12th July 2015 - Today I found a beetle in my BiOrbAir. Thankfully he was easy to catch and release outside.

Here's another photograph of the grasshopper nymph. I am guessing that he's a Bush Cricket. Grasshopper nymphs usually emerge around May or June time. I found this one inside my BiOrbAir terrarium on the 12th February 2016. The Nymph remained inside the terrarium until today, 13th February 2016, when he was placed outside in the garden.

I also spotted this insect inside my BiOrbAir terrarium on the 12th February 2016. I couldn't see clearly what insect it was, it looked a fraction too large for a springtail, but I could be wrong and it could very well be a springtail.

Here's a look inside my Miniature Orchid Trial BiOrbAir Terrarium, as pictured on the 14th May 2016. Today the Masdevallia rechingeriana flower opened.

Here's my Domingoa purpurea as pictured inside my Miniature Orchid Trial BiOrbAir Terrarium on the 1st January 2016. This miniature orchid has anchored itself firmly into the cork bark, and is thriving inside my Miniature Orchid Trial BiOrbAir Terrarium.

It’s not always easy to navigate inside a terrarium or bottle garden, but having the right tools makes things much more straightforward, and fun rather than frustrating. The plants inside my BiOrbAir have so far received very little attention since I planted them; any work I have done has been documented in my long term …