HOW TO MAKE AN ETERNAL TERRARIUM


Hi friends, today we are going to show you how to make a self-sustaining terrarium from a light bulb. Later on you will get to know why it is a self-sustaining terrarium. As you must have guessed we will need a regular incandescent light bulb. Before starting working on the project let me put on a pair of gloves and a pair of safety goggles. Let us pull the out the electric foot contact with a pair of needle nose pliers. Crack the black insulation foot glass and tak out the pieces. Then we need to detach the glass mount with a flat head slotted screwdriver and hollow the light bulb. Be careful with the small pieces of the ice you need to take out of your light bulb. Now we’ve got a hollowed light bulb with a hole which is neat and smooth around the edges. I found a pretty stone outside. Here it is. Let us apply small amount of adhesive to each of the four corners of the stone. These glue dots protect furniture from scratches and make the stone more steady. Then apply a sufficient amount of adhesive to one of the stone’s side to glue the light bulb to the stone. here is what I’ve got. It may look different in your case. We went to a forest to find filling for the light bulb terrarium. We need some moss which is in abundance in the forest we went to. It is a perfect filling. The plant is small and unpretentious which is pretty suitable for us. We gathered some soil and bark. Here is components of the filling that we’ve gathered. You need to roll a sheet of paper into a small cone. Let us pour in some small stones on the bottom of the light bulb that will serve as drainage. Then let us pour in a layer of sand, evenly spread it over the stones with a stick and pour in the soil. A small inhabitant accidentally got there along with the soil. Let us fill the light bulb with the help of a a pair of tweezers, neatly arranging them in a way you like. Then let us pour in some water with a syringe with a needle. We found a few acorn in the forest. Let us apply some PVA glue to one of them and seal the light bulb with it. If you didn’t find a acorns, you can cut off a small piece of twig and use it as a cork. You can use a copper wire instead of a stone. As a result we’ve got a pretty mini terrarium. Its distinctive feature is that it is sealed. In spite of this the life inside the bulb won’t end. The bulb will sustain its own small flora with its own circle of carbon dioxide, oxygen and water cycles. It is like a small planet with its own conditions where some species may die out and other may flourish tens of years. if you liked the video, share it with your friends. It will be of some interest to them.

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