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  • Mike Mullikin
    Mike MullikinDzień temu

    Petko, you could sell your designs and become rich......

  • jordan dodd
    jordan doddMiesiąc temu

    In the UK particle board is called Chip Board! It’s very popular

  • Jean-luc Chessher
    Jean-luc ChessherMiesiąc temu

    Americans call it something like milar

  • nej tjack
    nej tjackMiesiąc temu

    I'm one of those who's been following you since the couch-times and watch everything as if it's HOLY, aaand maybe have you to blame (pfft, thank!) for some of the animals and diy-projects that's now taking over my house, but i don't think i've ever commented something?? Idk i just never do that, like e v e r. BUT DUUDE the video cutting/editing when you drilled/screwed is just GOOOLDEN hahah, the SOUNDS are so sick and i really love those details!!

  • France Jester Pamplona
    France Jester Pamplona2 miesięcy temu


  • Blackdragon99omfg
    Blackdragon99omfg2 miesięcy temu

    In Aussie cages, you screw the guiders in.

  • NightFighter24
    NightFighter242 miesięcy temu

    Beautiful new Dark Den

  • Gabe Duran
    Gabe Duran2 miesięcy temu

    @The Dark Den you should get some Sadocus Asperatus they’re absolutely insane

  • Charly Smith
    Charly Smith2 miesięcy temu

    So my only concern with these is how you’ve attached the top of the bottom enclosure and the bottom of the top as you have all of the substrate weight from inside the top tank hanging by the screws I would have done the lid of the bottom tank and the base of the top tank sitting on top land below the sides instead of inside them

  • Fusion Exotics
    Fusion Exotics2 miesięcy temu

    man, your invert/reptile room/man cave has really changed from when i first stumbled upon your channel (when you had around 15,000subs, really liking the layout and setup, i am hoping to create something similar for myself in the future

    o0IVIONSTER0o2 miesięcy temu

    Wish I had your talent

  • Thomas Feldner
    Thomas Feldner2 miesięcy temu

    So hey I was wondering I was watching one of your old videos about the OBT and I was wondering where do you get the styrofoam for the background enclosures

  • Cherian Drouillard
    Cherian Drouillard2 miesięcy temu

    Hey Petko, have you checked out the Green Tree Monitor video on Clint's Reptiles? They're a pretty advanced level reptile, and Clint gives great information!

  • Sternradio
    Sternradio2 miesięcy temu

    23:38 "If you want to support this channel even more, check out the Mushroom!" xD

  • Stephanie H.
    Stephanie H.2 miesięcy temu

    Your so crafty!!! Amazing 🤩

  • Stephanie H.
    Stephanie H.2 miesięcy temu

    Wow 🤩!!! Your definitely a Handyman 👨‍🔧!!!💪💪

  • Stephanie H.
    Stephanie H.2 miesięcy temu

    Hi- I just wanted to say- your English is really getting good! Do you talk in English to anyone else but these videos- and your channel? Just curious 🧐

  • Itz b1Gm0oNz
    Itz b1Gm0oNz2 miesięcy temu

    Zašto nikad ne pričaš na hrvatskom

  • Terri Tarantulas
    Terri Tarantulas2 miesięcy temu

    Keep them away from your electrical and routers and wireless stuff. It slowly kills them. Just an fyi. I learned from my friend who is an electrician and Snake/spider keeper. G4 and G5 especially dangerous to reptiles and T's.

  • TheBaconBrotato
    TheBaconBrotato2 miesięcy temu

    Plywood, particle board & MDF are all similar, but not the same thing. Plywood is mainly used as a layering material, like on your roof. It goes under the tar paper which is under the shingles. Particle board and MDF are used to build structures, like cabinets and furniture. MDF has much finer particles of wood, giving it a much crisper edge when cut. Particle board had larger woods bit and tends to chip more easily when routed.

  • Deko
    Deko2 miesięcy temu

    i am so excited for your green tree monitor. i love these little fellas 🧡

  • Andreas Nilsson
    Andreas Nilsson2 miesięcy temu

    double fatness haha

  • Ashley Taylor
    Ashley Taylor2 miesięcy temu

    So nice 👍

  • Kilian Günther
    Kilian Günther2 miesięcy temu

    How are the crabs ?!

  • Project_lsd25
    Project_lsd252 miesięcy temu

    Looks Great Petko ! cant wait for end result !

  • Tarantula Town
    Tarantula Town2 miesięcy temu

    Started from the couch now we here! Go Dark Den dude you rock🤘🏼

  • Traci Evans
    Traci Evans2 miesięcy temu

    you are so talented

  • Paul Skies
    Paul Skies2 miesięcy temu

    Awesome build Petko! Love seeing this place come together

  • Frogger
    Frogger2 miesięcy temu

    Nice work! Looking forward to seeing it fill in! ;) To install the UVB and Heatspots you could consider putting some sort of "rails" on the top, so you can move them all over the enclosure, in case you ever change the scape.

  • TV-Kira
    TV-Kira2 miesięcy temu

    Everytime i listen in what youre about to do. Im getting excited as well lol Cant wait to see the upgrade for felix enclo Keep safe man

  • Amb .94
    Amb .942 miesięcy temu

    please make a video about your coummunal land snails and sun beetles!!

  • fi5ht4nk
    fi5ht4nk2 miesięcy temu

    Anybody put me in the right direction for adult tortoises living in Ireland

  • Ibns Arachnids
    Ibns Arachnids2 miesięcy temu

    Fantastic job

  • Scarecrow22
    Scarecrow222 miesięcy temu

    A VERY VERY good idea and great job too!!! The only thing I would be nervous about is the weight of all the material used in Despacito’s enclosure on just those two pieces that look to be only half inch by four/six inch particle board. Again, outside of that it’s awesome!!!!

  • Rocky Mountain Spider Freaks
    Rocky Mountain Spider Freaks2 miesięcy temu

    Absolutely wicked 🤘

  • nickolas sokaluk
    nickolas sokaluk2 miesięcy temu

    black sharpie and colour in

  • сульфид натрий
    сульфид натрий2 miesięcy temu

    еее, бой, очень круто снято, пожалуй самый качественный паучий контент для зрительного наслаждения.

  • Pokie's Place
    Pokie's Place2 miesięcy temu

    I can only dream to one day have a space for all my animals :') I can't wait to see the new water monitor addition!

  • elliesah
    elliesah2 miesięcy temu

    You are amazing.

  • Christopher Moore
    Christopher Moore2 miesięcy temu

    Get some matte black gaffer tape, it will blend better

  • DemonX
    DemonX2 miesięcy temu

    Ready for green lizard

  • Bryony Chave-Cox
    Bryony Chave-Cox2 miesięcy temu

    Highly informative, thank you :-)

  • Bryony Chave-Cox
    Bryony Chave-Cox2 miesięcy temu

    How have I never noticed all these years that felix's enclosure did not have a misting system already, maybe I just assumed it was his playpen and he went somewhere else to hydrate regularly :-)

  • Spider Seb
    Spider Seb2 miesięcy temu

    Looking good Petko! Not sure about the stability though. Can the small front end of the green monitor enclosure really support everything? Not just the empty enclosures, but also the glass panels and the whole interior of Despacito's enclosure? I think two extra boards to form a corner could prevent the front end from bending out.

  • Oveo
    Oveo2 miesięcy temu

    Mate, that is the best enclosure setup that I have ever seen! Great work!

  • fyaluugda
    fyaluugda2 miesięcy temu

    what exactly is that board called? never seen it at my local hardware store with that black finish

  • R J
    R J2 miesięcy temu

    Truly a massive fan of what you can do petko. I watch every episode and have been doing so years! I keep T's myself along with snakes and scorpions even 4 giant african snails. You are a huge inspiration for what I event want to do for/with animals! Keep it up dude🤘

  • Alen AxP
    Alen AxP2 miesięcy temu

    Predobra su videa! Svaka cast 🧡

  • Ashnil Singh
    Ashnil Singh2 miesięcy temu

    You should strengthen the front panel of the bottom enclosure. The vertical supports look a bit too thin to support the load of the top enclosure

  • Wendy Addis
    Wendy Addis2 miesięcy temu

    Is it MDF? We have ply wood but also use MDF which looks like what your using to build these enclosures

  • Inga Martinkevičiūtė
    Inga Martinkevičiūtė2 miesięcy temu

    I am following The dark den jurney from the begging and it's so awesome to see how he changed and all his buildings are brilliant!

  • koppsal
    koppsal2 miesięcy temu

    I hope to find a boyfriend that can build me enclosures like this and lets me save all the animals I want

  • Dirk Breusing100
    Dirk Breusing1002 miesięcy temu

    Well, like always..

  • Shawn and Janeth SJ
    Shawn and Janeth SJ2 miesięcy temu

    You sound like you might be into the Grateful Dead by your music choice? Are you? Nice setups by the way and thanks for sharing your videos.

  • Billbeaux
    Billbeaux2 miesięcy temu

    Intro music is on fire 🔥

  • Adrian B
    Adrian B2 miesięcy temu

    Probs the best keeper in the game

  • William Osullivan
    William Osullivan2 miesięcy temu

    Bro I really like your new set up looks really Professional and clean

  • Ismnotwasm 1
    Ismnotwasm 12 miesięcy temu

    That pre- intro was great! Also I love your building videos. If I ever lose my mind and get a tarantula, it’s your fault. I can’t believe I’m even tempted. I literally from “ARGH a (tiny) spider, get it away!” to “hmm, I’m really liking the look of those enclosures with plants, layered backgrounds and of course a beautiful tarantula, bigger the better” -in the period of time I’ve been watching your channel.

  • Neon Nightmare
    Neon Nightmare2 miesięcy temu

    man, i am so excited how the den is going to look like. I can already imagine it looking like visiting the rain forrest or something similar like that. ^^

  • The Little Crested Geko
    The Little Crested Geko2 miesięcy temu

    I love! The new intro for season 4

  • Revinator91
    Revinator912 miesięcy temu

    love it

  • Shaz zam
    Shaz zam2 miesięcy temu

    Ha the drill time lapses sound like a printer.

  • Paul Rodriguez
    Paul Rodriguez2 miesięcy temu

    awesome build! have you ever thought of using a pocket hole jig? that way all your screws are hidden =) Greetings from Germany!

  • Ringo Zergz
    Ringo Zergz2 miesięcy temu

    Can't you put the green tree monitor enclosure on top of the bearded dragon's?green trees would love a higher enclosure coz they live on tree tops and bearded dragons on land.right?🤔🤔🤔 Ps. i love the new dark den.😁

  • Alexandra _
    Alexandra _2 miesięcy temu

    19:20 Is this body shaming on stickers? lol :'))

  • True Devil
    True Devil2 miesięcy temu

    Hey, awesome build enclosures. The will be great. But I have one concern about the location in front of Felix enclosure. As far as I remember from my times as chameleon keeper ages ago, it can stress them extremely, when they see other lizards. So Felix and Despacito can theoretically stress each other until one of them dies. Like said, I am not sure if this really is an issue, but keep an eye on them. Apart of that... AWESOME!!!!

  • Eliddinn
    Eliddinn2 miesięcy temu

    I'm not sure if youtube have made the bell useless on youtube now as I never get notifications of new videos and i have it on all notifications

  • -Greyparrot-
    -Greyparrot-2 miesięcy temu

    Great enclosures, realy!😉 But I think I told you already what I and almost every other reisingeri breeder thinks about keeping a Varanus reisingeri or any tree Monitor species without any Experience in Monitor lisards keeping. But I wish you the best luck with it🙃👍

  • BlackTiger66
    BlackTiger662 miesięcy temu

    Always impressed by your DIY ! All the enclosure are amazing ! could you make a amazon list with stuff you use and we can find in Europe ? Or any store name ? like your plastic box for juvenile enclose for example Anyway, I really enjoy your videos and I'm so happy for you !

  • Cheddarbucket
    Cheddarbucket2 miesięcy temu

    I really like the panning shots at the beginning

  • TiGGowich
    TiGGowich2 miesięcy temu

    Love the work, but I have to disagree with the black tape... that just looks awful. Wouldn't it have been better to paint over it with a thin brush? The tape makes it look really cheap

  • Niklas Rappl
    Niklas Rappl2 miesięcy temu

    Me : wow, this is a huge enclosure also me: *looks at my 2x1x1 meter snake enclosure* Me: nevermind

  • Aurora Surrealis
    Aurora Surrealis2 miesięcy temu

    When comparing to many european countries standards that green tree monitor enclosure is too small. It would maybe fit for a juvenile, but all tree monitors use upp all the space you give them and you should go at least 2 m in height, 2 m in length and 1 m in depth. They're extremely active and incredibly smart and please think about giving a prasinus a bigger enclosure. 😊

  • Lucas Moledo
    Lucas Moledo2 miesięcy temu

    I would have put the beardie's enclosure as the bottom one. It's not necessary but green tree monitors tend to do better if they can get above your eye level.

  • Samuel Šimko
    Samuel Šimko2 miesięcy temu

    This is awesome keep it up men !!!!!

  • kwentuhan sa bicol
    kwentuhan sa bicol2 miesięcy temu

    Hardworking perfectionist petko very clever.....

  • Skorpionking GER
    Skorpionking GER2 miesięcy temu

    0:46 👍🏼✌🏼😉

  • Sem Brink
    Sem Brink2 miesięcy temu

    I’m making a discord server for animals were you can talk about them and I want to continue it but I need some help so are there people who wants to help me and join the discord server. You can get some tip’s and trick’s about how to care for your animal or make it’s enclosure better if you want to help say I want to help in the comment section under my reaction.

  • Matt Wyrick
    Matt Wyrick2 miesięcy temu

    Definitely don't expose particle board to water. I had a bathroom cabinet under my sink made from particle board. The sink drain froze up while I had a small trickle of water running. The sink filled with water and ran over and whetted the particle board. Not long after I leaned on the cabinet and the whole thing collapsed. The water weakened the particle board and made it like balsa wood unable to support any weight.

  • Dinho Arakaki
    Dinho Arakaki2 miesięcy temu

    I'm so happy for you that I've even felt shivers just to see the enclosure assembled

  • Sean Wilkinson
    Sean Wilkinson2 miesięcy temu

    PETKO!!! TI LEGENDO! when are you doing a 2m long aquarium? I can send you an alligator gar or a birchir once it's cycled

  • Frank Kitajima
    Frank Kitajima2 miesięcy temu

    I can't wait until you get your new Dark Den done, I'm sure it will be awesome!

  • Morph D.
    Morph D.2 miesięcy temu

    I can only imagine Petko dancing to the intro 😂👍

  • Helmer Guido Arons
    Helmer Guido Arons2 miesięcy temu

    Looks good! I use untreated wood and mesh for all my animals. Except for the fish 😋

  • ScDes
    ScDes2 miesięcy temu

    I love the shelves you build! Looks very stable! Can I hire you ? :D Unfortunately, most of the prefabricated shelves are ugly, unstable or the dimensions do not match, so you have to build them yourself. :(

  • Michael Botzen
    Michael Botzen2 miesięcy temu

    That music in the beginning before intro whats that?

  • Martin Salášek
    Martin Salášek2 miesięcy temu

    Daaamn those stickers are THICC!!..... :D:D Great build. I love your DIY solutions.

  • Gordon Gradwell
    Gordon Gradwell2 miesięcy temu

    Awesome stuff Petko, really enjoy watching your builds and project you do.

  • Frank Allen
    Frank Allen2 miesięcy temu

    You sir, are a wonder. Very nice build.

  • _araneaecc_
    _araneaecc_2 miesięcy temu

  • Sean Rallis
    Sean Rallis2 miesięcy temu

    Beautiful! Can't wait to see you finish the bottom enclosure!

  • Gall Anonim
    Gall Anonim2 miesięcy temu

    Petko, good advice backed up by bad experiences, when you connect particle board with glue, use also wooden pin or wooden biscuit, that will support edge of those board a lot. Easiest way is to get round pin and just drill hole for them.

  • Candice is ChasingBunnies
    Candice is ChasingBunnies2 miesięcy temu

    Petko I would just like to say you're the best just wanted you to know that. I hope you have an amazing day. The enclosures are going to be sic when they are done. I can't wait to see them they are just going to be so fantastic. See you soon.

  • Wendy Lott
    Wendy Lott2 miesięcy temu

    I thought that song playing at the beginning was a new intro! 🔥💯🔥

  • Vile Lasagna
    Vile Lasagna2 miesięcy temu

    Balfouri enclosure was on the shot like the whole video and we didn`t get a single sneak peek to see how the new babies are doing? Petko, you`re sleeping on the job!

  • Johnny Taxonomy
    Johnny Taxonomy2 miesięcy temu

    MDF/Melamine is a poor choice of material to use around higher humidity enclosures. It is not waterproof and will swell and warp when exposed to water. I would take care to seal it well with nontoxic products (caulking/100% silicone type 1, food grade wood sealer or waterproofing paint, etc.). In the future, consider using HDPE sheeting- or something similar.

    SATYA'S INVERTS2 miesięcy temu

    Incredible builds 🔥🔥

  • Vinny Schuld
    Vinny Schuld2 miesięcy temu

    I noticed when you remove the laminate from the particle board, you pull first, then cut after. There might be a reason you do. If not, try cutting first, then pulling. It won't peel beyond where you want it to

  • The NightScythe
    The NightScythe2 miesięcy temu

    For the Tape... You can find Black Trim to make it look even better

  • The NightScythe
    The NightScythe2 miesięcy temu

    Amazing how it is coming together!! Can't wait to see the Dark Den in it's final form };)