Today I picked up a pinstripe banana for 80 AND a giant computer case for a total of zero dollars! Unfortunately the BP I picked up today is criminally underweight (hardly passing as 200g at about 207g) for being around 3 years old, although he isn’t quite an adult my half year old male is already almost 400g and I haven’t even been pushing it with feedings. Little guy is a real cutie but he’s definitely going to be put into a diet to be fed a bit more often with heftier food than he was being fed to aim for about 500g. Otherwise today I got my hands on a giant computer case that I got for free I’m converting into reptile enclosures! Even though it’s a bit unconventional and I’ll have to figure out how to install hinges on one pane to the metal frame and install a shelf midway along with dirt traps but I have most the supplies and almost everything planned out, it even has a plug strip running through the bottom cabinet that I can use for heat lamps!
As of tonight I have all of the hardware taken out and soaking to get the rust off of them before I replace them down the road, and I have the acrylic panes completely cleaned and sanitized, mostly just working on cleaning off the body of it so I can cut and paint the shelf tomorrow and possibly install it and start shopping for plants for a bioactive enclosure. Super long post but adding two (reused) new 100 gallon enclosures to the collection is a big step up for me, my other 100 gallons are still empty but unfortunately I’m unable to use them for my snakes at the house I keep most of mine at but thankfully I’ve had plenty of opportunities to build and reuse old terrariums
The case was originally used for some computers at a Google building until somebody took it since the building was getting torn down, then it was turned into a sand blasting chamber and sold again, then I got it for free and it’s finally being put to use for the first time in a couple years for snake vivariums. Also some pics of new little guy exploring his new quarantine cage, hoping to get the enclosures done by this week so I can start buying tropical plants and collecting wood to set them up fully and add snakes