The seed pod of Afzelia xylocarpa from Southeast Asia, is a big, heavy, and undeniably attractive botanical that will serve a variety of uses, ranging from simple hardscape piece, to serving as a perch, feeding area, or shelter for your frogs in a vivarium! They have a cool, "mat-like" form and a leathery, brown woody appearance and "embossed" texture.
In the aquarium, they make great foraging areas for shrimp, dwarf cichlids, and catfish. Another perfect natural "prop" to simulate the flooded forest or tropical stream biotope.
They're highly variable, but are pretty good size, up to about 7" to 8" (17.78-20.32cm) in length, with a typical width of about 2"to 3"(5.08-7.62cm), so they really can fill an area nicely!
PREPRARATION: You'll need to boil them for at least 20 minutes (sometimes a bit more) to waterlog them (because they do float when first immersed). Rinse them thoroughly after boiling.
ORIGIN: Southeast Asia
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
The beautiful fruit, or "follicle", as botanists call it) of the jungle tree Sterculia foetida are among our favorite botanicals! Also known locally in Southeast Asia as the "Java Olive." They are carefully collected as...
YOUR BOTANICAL JOURNEY BEGINS WITH THE CLASSIC "ENIGMA PACK" EXPERIENCE! We're all about the power of "self-curation"- empowering you to create with the widest selection of natural botanical materials around....
A true "gift from the jungle", the Cariniana Pod comes to us from the Cariniana legalis tree from South America. Interestingly, these are some of Brazil's oldest trees, with some...