These pods. from the "Caro Caro" tree, Enterolobium cyclocarpum, have a sort of cool curvy look to them. However, once you wet them or boil them, they will lose this shape and unroll- like a carpet, or "tapete"- hence the name.
They make great little shelter or foraging areas for shrimp and fishes. Another perfect natural "prop" to simulate the flooded forest biotope. They're pretty good size, up to about 6" (15.24cm) in length on average, with a width of about 2" (5.08cm), so they really can fill an area nicely!
PREPARATION: You'll need to boil these pods for at least 20 minutes (sometimes a bit more) to saturate them (because they do float when first immersed). They will occasionally sink with merely a prolonged (like a couple of hours) float in fresh room-temperature water, too!
ORIGIN: South America
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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