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Rainforest Exo Terra Terrarium

How to Create a Rainforest Exo Terra Terrarium

So, you’ve got an Exo Terra Terrarium and you want to create a rainforest habitat? Look no further! Exo Terra has put together a guide that shows you how to create a stunning rainforest terrarium at home. Watch the video below and download the step-by-step guide here. If this is something that you’d like to try […]

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Zoo Med Creatures

Zoo Meds Creatures – A New Product Range for Invertebrates

Introducing Zoo Med Creatures product range! The new product line includes lighting, substrates, heating, decor, and food for a variety of your favourite creepy-crawlies! Zoo Med Creatures is designed to fulfil the needs of all invertebrate species. From tarantulas to scorpions to beetles and millipedes, the line provides a variety of products to aid in […]

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Reptile Thermostat

Know Your Reptile Thermostats

Thermostats are the heart of most reptile setups and enclosures. Although it is possible to set up without one, most enclosures are better and safer if they incorporate a thermostat. With the only downside being the initial cost it is difficult to see why anyone would do without one. Not only do thermostats automatically monitor […]

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HatchRite

How to Incubate Reptile Eggs Using HatchRite

1. Open pre-measured bag of HatchRite and put it into the incubation container. HatchRite material should clump together slightly and should fill the container to approximately 75% full. 2. Place eggs into the incubation container. Nestle them about halfway deep into the HatchRite. Place them in the position in which you found them. It is […]

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Arid Bioactive Vivarium

How to Create an Arid Bioactive Vivarium

Bioactive enclosures are currently more popular than ever. If you’re unfamiliar with the phrase ‘bioactive’ in terms of reptile keeping, it basically means keeping your reptiles in a living ecosystem cohabiting with other organisms that form part of a natural environment. This may include live plants, as well as ‘clean-up crew‘ critters that clean up […]

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biopod aqua ii

Biopod Aqua II Aquascape by George Farmer

One of the world’s top aquascapers George Farmer joined us at our reptile & fish store in Towcester to set up our new Biopod Aqua II smart habitat. George is well known for aquascaping aquariums but has recently also enjoyed the challenge of terrascaping terrariums. The Biopod Aqua II has both a land and water area to […]

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Reptile Centre on Instagram

Northampton Reptile Centre is on Instagram!

We love sharing pictures of our animals, so where better to do that than Instagram? Instagram is the most popular photo-sharing app/ website around with over 500 million users worldwide. We’re rather proud that 20k Instagrammers have chosen to follow us! Our profile consists mainly of the animals we have at our stores in Northampton […]

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biopod terra set up by George Farmer

Biopod Terra Terrascape by George Farmer

We were lucky enough to be joined by George Farmer (The Aquascaper) at our store in Northampton to set up our new Biopod Terra smart habitat. George is more well known for aquascaping aquariums but has recently also enjoyed the challenge of terrascaping terrariums. We live streamed the event on our Facebook page and also […]

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Biopod

What is a Biopod Smart Habitat?

Biopod is an app-controlled microhabitat that automatically regulates temperature light, humidity, ventilation and rainfall. Simply tell the App what you are wanting to raise or grow and it will create the ideal environment for your plants or animals. Technology Biopod is crammed full of technology and gadgets in order to recreate wild habitat parameters at […]

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specialist reptile livefood

Specialist Reptile Livefoods

Calci Worms Calci Worms are the larvae of the Black Soldier Fly. They are unique in that they store calcium in their exoskeleton, giving them a high calcium content with the added benefit of an excellent calcium to phosphorus ratio; in fact, they can contain up to 60 times more calcium than commonly used feeder […]

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New Microclimate Dimming & Pulse Thermostats

New & Improved Microclimate Pulse & Dimming Thermostats

Microclimate have now launched their new Pulse and Dimming thermostats, complete with a host of improvements. Key Improvements Now in Black & Green With Easy Access to External Fuse 2.5m Sensor Cable Highly Accurate The thermostat programming has been improved for quicker reactions to temperature changes, ensuring a more constant temperature is achieved. Available in […]

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