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  1. Snakes
    Hi guys, Regular reader, not so regular poster - I had to sign up with a new account as I could not reactivate my old one after a password reset (email came through, clicked link, but would never reset password!). Anyways, I've been building a new viv for my Boa, and it's reaching the closing...
  2. Equipment Classifieds
    15 sheets of 23 x 15 inch polystyrene Sheets are 1" thick. Free - Collection only!
  3. Spiders and Inverts
    Right, I just got myself this tank on Gumtree (£10 with a Cricket Keeper. Result!) I'm looking to house my first tarantula in there (Thinking Brazilian Black or Mexican Red Knee) and I want to know what to do next. What is the recommended prep I need do between now and spider moving in day...
  4. Habitat
    I made a build a few years ago, using Space Board. But it seems that stuff no longer exists, I have hunted every B&Q, HomeBase, you name it I have been in it. I even rang the company to which they told me they no longer make it. I know the material is "extruded polystyrene". I am looking to...
  5. Habitat
    After being inspired by some of the backgrounds I saw on here and wanting a new project to get stuck into i decided that I'd have a go at building a fake rock background for my largest vivarium. The viv measures 52" L x 27 X W x 36" H and previously housed a 6ft boa which has since been moved...
  6. Habitat
    So im making a custom viv background for my bearded dragons now im worried about having it to close to my 100 watt heat bulb. Im going to be covering it in atleast 3 layers of grout. Anyone have any experience with something like this, do you have you polystyrene background close to your bulb...
  7. Lizards
    So I'm gonna make a start on this custom hide for my leopard gecko soon. I need to start gathering the materials - polystyrene block, grout, etc. Has anyone here ever made a custom hide or something similar using polystyrene? Where did you get it? I've checked on amazon but it's all pretty...
  8. Lizards
    My new fridge arrived today and protecting it was lots of lovely polystyrene :D So I can finally start making the Leos a better set up :D Now I've been looking at videos and pictures online and I was just wondering do you think they would like a pool or are they happy enough with a nice moist...
  9. Snakes
    Looking for one to hold 4 clutches or two to hold 2 clutches.
  10. Newbie Advice
    After looking at some of the advice on here that I've been given, as well as previous posts people have made to put polystyrene underneath the heat mat under my glass tank. I understand that this is for insulation and to help direct all of the heat where it should be, but is this going to make...
  11. Habitat Pictures
    Hi all, just thought we would share our viv with you from start to eventually finish. We've had viv made, I made stand for it to sit on, and now Im working on background. Ive fixed the lights up today and am running lights to check/ adjust temps and dimmer stat at mo. This will be our first BD...
  12. Habitat Pictures
    So this is my first build. The beardies currently have a 600x480mm viv which is just way too small. I need to keep a small viv I can fit in the car to take to animal boarding when I'm on Holiday but it seems a shame to have two vivs as when theyre at home in the new larger viv, the smaller one...
  13. Habitat
    So I have all these spares from making a custom hide/basking spot... 4 polystyrene sheets - 400wx600lx25h (cm) PVA glue Non-toxic acrylic paint Polyfiller Empty grout bucket Anyone got any ideas of what I should make? ^^ I do need a humid hide just incase my blue tongue has problems...
  14. Equipment Classifieds
    hi peeps :welcome: im wanting some polystyrene sheets that you are not wanting im willing to take it off your hands let me know please many thanks :2thumb:
  15. Habitat
    Hey Guys, I'm venturing into the world of Viv decoration and want to build a habitat with some hides etc out of styrofoam/polystyrene as one big feature. I imagine it will cover quite a bit of ground space in the viv with lots of space on top for my lizard to explore and chill out. As the...
  16. Habitat
    Hey folks im trying this quick design for when i have built my aboreal viv I'm using Gorilla glue to join both sections but the prob im having is getting a decent bond on the 2 pieces (3rd piece to be added along top as well) as gorilla glue works under an amount of sustained pressure...
  17. Equipment Classifieds
    I have a bunch of Polystyrene boxes available these have been used for frozen foods such as fish but will clean out fine. There are various sizes, some have holes in and some don't. Most have lids. Ideal for transporting animals, shipping frozen foods, making incubators, or just cutting up for...
  18. Amphibians
    Want to have a go at sculpting my own version of ... these things for my future FBT tank... Essentially similar in looks, but want a chamber hollowed out inside, whereby I can put an inlet at the front, filter media inside, and a small pump at the back to chuck the water out of the top...
  19. Lizards
    I have polystyrene and I'm planning on making backgrounds and ledges for my cresties with it. My questions are: Does the polystyrene need to be treated or is it safe to just put in as it is? What paint is safe to use on it? Is acrylic okay? Do I need to varnish it? If so, what varnish should...
  20. Habitat
    Hello RFUK , my name is Tony, i'd first like to say i have been searching this site for a few weeks now ,using it for reference for a project i am doing. so i would like to say thanks to everyone who has posted some kind of polystyrene project -how to.... My project is a slightly ambitious 2...
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