The "Capsula Pod" resembles many of the interesting pods and fruits which fall into South American rivers as part of the "allochthonous input", providing foraging for many species of fishes. These segmented, almost pear-shaped pods are typically split and curved, and vary from individual to individual.
They range from about 1.5"(3.81cm) in length, and about 1.25-1.5" (3.17-3.81cm) wide. They have an interesting, nut-like outer shell and a woody interior. When placed on the substrate here and there, they really help you evoke the appearance of an Amazonian stream!
They have a soft interior, which breaks down over time and is loved by shrimp as a supplemental food! They will also recruit some biofilms o the exterior surfaces.
PREPARATION: You'll have to boil "Capsula Pods" for at least an hour to get them saturated enough to sink. Even longer, sometimes- as they are surprisingly buoyant!
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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