Cork Bark Tube CB2
£16.99 (incl. VAT)
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Cork Bark Tube: Elevate Your Vivarium or Terrarium with Natural Appeal
Bring the wonders of the forest into your vivarium or terrarium with the versatile and captivating Cork Bark Tube. This unique piece of decor, harvested from sustainable cork oak trees, offers a plethora of benefits for your reptile, amphibian, or invertebrate inhabitants.
A Textured Paradise:
Cork bark boasts a naturally-rough surface, ideal for climbing reptiles like geckos and snakes. They’ll find secure footing and an opportunity to exercise their natural arboreal instincts. This texture also offers a perfect canvas for mosses and other epiphyte plants to thrive, creating a miniaturized rainforest ecosystem within your enclosure.
A Cozy Hideaway:
The hollow centre of the cork tube transforms into a cosy and secure hideaway for your critters. They can retreat for privacy, thermoregulation, or simply to relax with a sense of security. Multiple tubes placed strategically can encourage exploration and provide hide options for different species or territories.
Craft a Lifelike Landscape:
With its organic shape and bark texture, the cork tube makes a fantastic building block for creating realistic tree trunk effects in your terrarium. Combine them with branches, leaves, and vines to craft a naturalistic climbing structure, adding depth and visual interest to your miniature world.
Cork bark’s naturally light weight makes it easy to work with and build with. You can stack or arrange tubes horizontally to create platforms, bridges, or even cave entrances. Their hollow nature allows for internal wiring of lights or misters, further enhancing the functionality of your enclosure.
Beyond the Terrestrial:
While primarily renowned for vivarium and terrarium use, cork bark tubes can also find a place in paludariums and even aquariums. However, be aware that soaking is necessary before aquarium use, and expect tannin release initially, potentially altering water colour and PH levels. Additionally, submerged cork can decompose quicker than in drier environments.
A Sustainable Choice:
Cork bark is a sustainable and eco-friendly material. Harvested from renewable cork oak trees without harming the tree itself, it’s a responsible choice for environmentally conscious reptile and amphibian enthusiasts.
More Than Just Decor:
Cork bark tubes aren’t just aesthetic enhancements; they offer essential enrichment and functionality for your terrarium or vivarium inhabitants. Whether it’s providing climbing opportunities, fostering plant growth, or offering a safe haven, the cork bark tube is a versatile and enriching addition to any reptile or amphibian enclosure.
So, embrace the natural beauty and functionality of cork bark tubes, and watch your miniature world come alive with the wonders of the forest.
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