It all started with poison dart frogs of the thumbnail variety. Amazing little creatures, that require very small live food such as fruit flies and a high humidity environment. These guys didn't handle plastic tanks well since they often leached volatile chemicals. So they needed a glass terrarium at least ten gallons in size for a pair.
PLA is a plastic made from corn starch. By 3D printing kits with this biodegradable material, it provided the opportunity to take aquariums and modify them for terrestrial life. Front opening hinged system made the most sense, as it allow options such as adding misting assemblies, air circulation systems, and the ability to place lights directly above.
Utilizing aquarium silicone to adhere the kit to the lip of the plastic aquarium frame and close any holes, a terrarium can be made fruit fly proof. Only larva and mites can escape through the mesh vents. Aquarium silicone is also used to secure the glass substrate dam and the hinges to the glass door.