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
SEE OUR SHIPPING AND HANDLING PAGE FOR OUR SHIPPING POLICIES
Sold Out - $ 16.00
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....
Sold Out - $ 22.00
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...