Okay, are we sounding a bit like the proverbial "broken record" with our adoration for various habitat enrichment items, but sometimes, we just can't help ourselves!
Here we have beautiful, cup-shaped seed pods that are naturally dried, and filled with potential. These are quite popular within frog and herp circles, where they are commonly called "Bell Cups", but we rather fancy the Portuguese translation, "Sinco Xicara." Has a nicer "ring" to it, wouldn't you say? (pun intended...)
Regardless of what you choose to call them, they're fantastic additions to the vivarium, or even the aquarium. They are perfect for making little "planters", hiding spaces for frogs, amphibians, or fishes, or just simple accent items in a natural aquascape. They vary in size, yet average around 1.5"- 2" in diameter, making them worthwhile for many applications!
Being quite lightweight, however, these pods simply won't sink easily, despite much effort at boiling and soaking them in our trials. Of course, you can simply fill them with some gravel or small rocks, and they'll go right to the bottom! Or just insert them partially into the substrate and call it a day.
Leaching is very minimal with these light-colored pods, but expect that, as with any natural product, they'll impart a tiny bit of tint into the water.
They're attractive, useful, and all-around terrific botanicals that will definitely find a place in any natural aquarium or vivarium setup! Ours come three to a package, to give you a nice start on cool projects.
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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