Driftwood is wood from trees and bushes that has been washed onto a shore from a lake or river. These pieces were collected by us and our children on our leisurely strolls in the great outdoors of the Gogebic Range along Lake Superior.
Over time water deviates the pieces of wood by chiseling it away bit by bit. This natural wonder emphasizes the grains, knots and also changes the wood pieces form and color, thus leaving an unique piece of abstract art. Holding Great Lakes driftwood in your hand it embeds its journey and process right into your soul. Its a refreshing raw material that has had an amazing journey and is waiting to come home to you.
Drying, cleaning and preparing driftwood is a simple process. For Aquarium use, brush off debree and clean out the sand using toothbrush. Fill plastic bucket with water to completely cover wood and soak for days to draw out the tannins. The tannins need to be removed when placed in a tank with fish. Tannins change the PH of the water. If water turns dark repalce with clean water. do this until the water stays clean a couple days. this could take over a week.
Dry beach grass balls are made from the waves, wind and current tossing and turning clumps of grass and sticks into beautiful shaped orbs.
Many folks call these Sturgeon burps! Burped out from these ancient prehistoric fish that live in Lake Superior. This awesome long lived and slow growing fish has 5 rows of large, prominent boney plates on it body. They can reach 6 feet in length and a 100 pounds! Would you like a sturgeon burp today! In the ocean beach grass balls are called whale burps.
You are purchasing 10 small pieces of driftwood and 3 dried beach grass balls, what is exactly in the photos.