Kachnar Tree Pods are the dried seed pods of the Bauhinia variegata tree, which is native to tropical regions in Asia. Ours are sourced from a family-owned business in India. They're attractive and interesting.
These botanicals are known to contain some antimicrobials, flavonoids, and of course, tannins. Kachnar Tree Pods are a perfect natural "prop" to add to a mixed substrate of botanicals and leaves.
They are relatively small, maxing out at about 6"-7" in (15.24-17.78cm) length, with a width of about 1/2" (1.27cm). Most specimens are considerably smaller.
PREPARATION: You'll need to boil them for at least 15 minutes (sometimes a bit more) to release some of the initial tannins and organics that may be trapped in their tissues. Surprisingly, they almost always sink immediately after submersion!
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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