You LOVE the "Lampada Pod", but a lot of you wanted to see "full" versions, not halves...So, we did a little searching and were able to curate a very small inventory of what we call "Snapping Lampada Pods", because they look like they're biting something...almost comical! Seems like batch of "Snappers"sells out REALLY quickly. This supply is so limited, it's likely to go just as quickly as in the past...
Just like their "halved" brethren, these are on the smaller size; ranging from about 2.25"-2.5" in length, and about 1.25" to 1.5" wide. They're a dense little pod with an interesting, nut-like outer shell and a woody interior. Lampada Pods really help you evoke the appearance of an Amazonian stream, replete with fallen seeds and such.
With the "Snappers", you see ornamental shrimp, young Apistos, Corys, and other small fishes speak refuge in them, which is pretty cool!
Preparation for these little pods is much like our regular "Lampada Pods", which means that we're talking about boiling them for at least an hour to get them waterlogged enough to sink. As with our other pods, the prep time, a necessary evil, is totally worth it for the aesthetic reward that these little pods bring.
"Snapping Lampada Pods" will leach small amounts of tannins into the water over time, so keep this in mind when using them in your aquarium. Boiling will remove a lot of the initial tannins, but do expect a little "tint" over time. Please do note that occasional specimens may "close up" somewhat after preparation, but can gently be pried back into the "open position!
We include 6 pieces in a package, as they are quite scarce. You'll definitely want to supplement with the standard version to help you enjoy the aesthetic benefit of these pods in your biotope system. Don't worry, though- you'll still sometimes find the occasional random "Snapper" in a package of the "halves", because it's fun to get a surprise now and then!
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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