Jungle Pods (Badam Pods) are an excellent way to enhance the look of any naturalistic Terrarium, Vivarium or Aquarium! Jungle Pods can be used as food dishes for reptiles, a natural hide for arachnids or a tadpole deposit site for Dart Frogs.
The Jungle Pod is a seed pod from the Sterculia foetida tree; commonly known as the wild almond tree or java olive tree, which grows in many tropical forests around the world.
These jungle pods are rich brown in coloration with a thick wood like texture to the outer shell, naturally caused by the drying out process that occurs from the sun. Resulting in each pod being unique in size, color, shape, and texture. Each pod range in size from 7-16cm (3-6″) The pods are fairly resistant to natural decomposition, which means they will last a long time in a bioactive vivarium.
If using the Jungle Pod in an aquarium setting, you may find that you’ll need to boil the pod for an hour. This will help soften the skin just enough to absorb water so it will sink to the bottom.