Magnolia seed pods (Ours are from Magnolia grandiflora) are really durable, and stand up very well to the humid vivarium environment, lasting a very long time. With their very "woody" composition, they actually tolerate submersion nicely, being useful for tadpoles as a foraging area.
Initially after introduction to the humid vivarium environment, they might get a little bit of mold or fungus on their surfaces. Not to worry- after a relatively brief time, they recruit large numbers beneficial microfauna, such as springtails and other insects, isopods, etc., which clean it right up, and also perform valuable services keeping the substrate clean and free of excessive mites and such!
PREPARATION: Really, a good rinse with warm water is optimum, just to remove any surface dirt and such from the pods.
ORIGIN: North America
NOTE: These are a natural product, and display variation in color, size, and texture. Each pod is unique! The photo serves as a reasonable representation of what to expect.
All of our aquatic botanicals are intended for ornamental aquarium or terrarium use only. Please use common sense and take the time to boil or soak all botanicals prior to using them, to reduce the possibility of problems. Always go slow when introducing any botanicals into your systems, so you can judge the effect they have on your fishes and plants. They are not intended for human consumption. DO NOT INGEST!
NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION
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