I'm coming to you guys for some sagely advice as always. Im in the process of sorting a few things out and ordering a massive viv for my terribilis, atm its looking at 120w x 70h x 60d, i wanted to give them a nice height after false bottom and larger plants going in etc. Now comes the series of questions
1. Glass or eggcrate? This is a split question too, my understanding is that terribs like the option of popping in the water and dry land, now i thought about using egg crate instead so i can put a shallow pool at one end of the viv and then create layered floor. So im in a quandry as to which false bottom to go for as id like to give them more than just z water dish. The glass will obviously give them a gully at the front
2. Substrate? now ive done a lot of looking around and i know of the issues and preferences terribilis have when it comes to their feet shall we say lol. I was wondering what you guys may have come up with as a solution, i was thinking of using a pebble/stone predominant substrate and less 'SOIL' but i was worried about weight and if they are too small a terrib sucking a stone right up as we know what they are like when they eat lol. I know people have provided slate and some wood to offset this issue, but wondered if there was a different solution, or at least put it out there to chat about
3. Height? My understanding is that these guys do less climbing as they get older, so I'd be looking at offering hem a layered floor and i bought some lovely branches which are solid and almost 9cm in diameter, i imagine this would be chunky enough for them to traverse quite easily etc. Just wondering if you guys could show me or describe your own methods of creating layers as i tend to be more vertically minded and often feel my basin dull.
think thats it for now, but feel free to offer any and all advice