Seru Pods are an excellent way to enhance the look of any naturalistic Terrarium, Vivarium or Aquarium! These pods can be used as as, a natural hide for small geckos, invertebrates arachnids, or even used as a tadpole deposit site and hide for Dart Frogs!
Seru pods are actually the seed pods of the Cariniana legalis tree found in Brazil.
Using Seru Pods in a Terrarium
Add a splash of the jungle by adding some Seru Seed Pods on top of your leaf litter, to give your terrarium a more realistic, rainforest look.
In the rainforest, the leaf litter may be several inches thick with seed pods scattered all over. Typically in a naturalistic or bioactive terrarium, you want to have the leaves at least a few layers deep. You should routinely add more leaves and seed pods as you see them decomposing.
Isopods and Springtails will use the seed pods as shelter, and will eventually break them down. All part of a healthy bioactive terrarium ecosystem.
Using Seru Pods in an Aquarium
Seru Pods are part of our Tannin Collection. They can be used in a natural aquarium set up to give it a more natural appearance. Perfect for Shrimp, Betta Fish, Discus and South American Cichlids and other fish aquariums. Small plecostomus love using these pods as a breeding cave.
Seru Pods are perfect for black water aquariums as well as many other setups. The seed pods will provide shelter to fish fry and small species of shrimp, crabs, crayfish, snails, and other fish while maintaining a natural look in the aquarium.
They also serve as an ideal growth medium for biofilm and diatoms, both of which are key food sources to countless aquatic animal species, including shrimp and other invertebrates as well as fish.
These seed pods are fairly light weight and will eventually get waterlogged and sink. However boiling them for 45 minutes will speed this process up.
How to clean and sanitize Seru Pods
While you can simply rinse your seed pods before using them. It is recommended that you also sterilize them prior to using them in a terrarium or aquarium. To achieve this you can microwave damp pods for 1-2 minute, boil pods for approximately 5 minutes, or bake damp seed pods at 200 °F for approximately 15-20 minutes.
Looking for more dried seed pods and nuts for your terrarium or aquarium decor? Check out our Seed Pod and Nuts Collection here.
These pods average 7-11cm (3-4″) in diameter. However, due to the nature of this product there will be natural variation in size and color of each pod.
Seru Pods are available for sale and shipping within Canada .