An awesome little find, the Kurrajong Pod comes from the Kurrajong, or "Bottle Tree", Brachychiton populneus, and offers a great combination of durability, texture, and "tint producing capability!" These pods have a nice little opening and a hollow interior cavity that is just large enough for small fishes or shrimp to hang out in!
With a deep, earthy color and woody texture, it evokes that "flooded forest" vibe in an aquarium filled with leaves, other botanicals, and driftwood. Kurrajong Pods are highly variable in size, but typically measure anywhere from 2.5"-3" (6.35-7.62 cm), with an opening as wide as 1"(2.54 cm) on some specimens.
They will soften up a bit over time, and although the opening to the cavity might close up a bit after preparation, they are pliable enough to gently pry open with a tweezers or by hand as you see fit.
For a closer look at this unique pod, check out this article in "The Tint."
PREPARATION: It takes about 45 minutes of continuous boiling in order to sink; we typically will let them soak overnight in some fresh water afterwards to really saturate them before adding them to an aquarium.
ORIGIN: Australia/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. Sizes may vary depending upon seasonal availability and other factors, so the range given is estimated.
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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