Import RDF: are referenced blank nodes gonna be merged or handled separately?

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When importing RDF into a triple store: Are referenced blank nodes (as object) gonna be merged or handled separately, as if they are distinct?

Example RDF to import into a triple store:

@prefix ex: <http://ex/> .
ex:foo ex:bar [
    ex:baz 42
], [
    ex:biz 24
] .

Tested with ARC2 and it assumes that these two blank nodes are the same and merges their values (ex:baz 42 and ex:biz 24).

Is that correct?

Based on the following posts, i assume this is incorrect. I would expect that two separate blank node instances are created.

Posts:

  1. How to distinguish between two Blank Nodes in RDF?
  2. The difference between blank nodes and variables in SPARQL queries
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