An unusual botanical from Africa, these woody seed pods are actually the fruit of the Isoberlinia angolensis tree. They have a sort of cool curvy look to them. A member of the Bean family (Fabaceae), they're durable, unique-looking pods that are great for aquarium/vivarium use!
These pods make great little shelter or foraging areas for shrimp and fishes, and are a perfect natural "prop" to simulate the flooded forest or stream biotope. They're pretty good size, too- up to about 6" (15.24cm) in length on average, with a width of about 2" (5.08cm).
PREPARATION: You'll need to boil these pods for at least 20 minutes (sometimes a bit more) to saturate them (because they do float when first immersed). They will occasionally sink with merely a prolonged (like a couple of hours) float in fresh room-temperature water, too! They often "unfurl" after preparation, taking on a more flat appearance.
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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