As Tannin has become more visible in the aquatic hobby, we've attracted all sorts of hobbyists from other sectors- like herp and frog enthusiasts. You told us that you're looking for cool botanicals to help complete authentic-looking environments for you animals. Well, we took your request and ran with it! Here is the first of what we hope will be many botanicals selected specifically with frog enthusiasts in mind! The "Ra Cama Pod" is a big, heavy, and undeniably attractive botanical that will serve a variety of uses, ranging from simple habitat enrichment, to serving as a perch, feeding area, or shelter for your frogs. They have a sort of cool "mat-like" look to them. They are free of pesticides or other contaminants, and are carefully collected and gently cleaned, then sun dried.
"Ra Cama Pods" have a cool, pod-like form and a leathery, brown woody appearance and "embossed" texture, they remind us a bit like the exterior of the "Teardrop Pod." In the aquarium, they make great foraging areas for shrimp, dwarf cichlids, and catfish. Another perfect natural "prop" to simulate the river biotope, providing habitat areas for fish, and wonderful aesthetic benefits for you! You could even attach epiphytic plants, like Java Ferns and mosses, directly to them to create moveable natural "planters." We know of one hobbyist/beta-tester who used a few of them as a "terrace" to hold back gravel in his aquascape!
Just like with our other pods, these are also perfect to help cover open substrate and supplement leaf litter to simulate Amazonian stream bottoms. They're pretty good size, averaging about 7" to 8" in length, with a width of about 3", so they really can fill an area nicely! These big boys can weigh up to 2 ounces each, so they're quite hefty, as well. We offer them two to a package, for maximum utility!
These pods will leach some tannins into the water over the long term. Although you'll need to boil them for at least 10 minutes (sometimes a bit more) to waterlog them and leach out tannins (because they do float when first immersed), they will often sink with merely a prolonged (like a couple of hours) float in fresh room-temperature water! Rinse them thoroughly after boiling.
"Ra CamaPods" are really cool aquatic botanicals, offering a great combination of aesthetics, form, and function for aquarium use!
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!
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