These woody botanicals, the fruits of the evergreen tree, Schima wallichii of India, are pretty small, ranging in size from about 3/4" to about 1" (1.9-2.54 cm) in diameter. Their primary "mission" is to provide aesthetics, which they do a great job at!
Most of the time, these pods will "close up" after submerging/boiling, lending the appearance of a small seed or bean. And that looks pretty cool, sort of like a seed which would fall onto a forest floor, or into a river or stream- making them great "accent pieces" for the aquarium or vivarium.
PREPARATION: They require a pretty long boil (like an hour or so) to sink. On rare occasions, a second boiling is needed.
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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