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Actinosphaerium, Living

Item # 131302
Actinosphaerium, Living is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 5.
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Genus and Species: Actinosphaerium sp.
Optimal Medium: Carolina™ Springwater
Optimal Temperature: 22° C
Motility: Pseudopod
Classification: Sarcodines

Price

$7.95

In stock and available to ship.

Each culture contains enough material for a class of 30 students. Please state the expected use date and allow sufficient time for proper handling. A free dropping pipet is included with each culture. Description: An interesting heliozoan (sun animal) with radiating axopodia. Medium: Carolina™ Springwater. Optimum growth temperature: 22° C.

Helpful Ordering Hint: To ensure you order enough living materials for the number of students in your class, order 1 culture for up to 30 students, 2 cultures for 31 to 60 students, 3 cultures for 61 to 90 students, etc.

  • This item contains living or perishable material and ships via 2nd Day or Overnight delivery to arrive on a date you specify during Checkout. To ensure freshness during shipping, a Living Materials Fee may apply to orders containing these items.

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Item# 131302
Temperature 22° C
Medium Carolina™ Springwater
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not an amoeba. The picture associated with this product makes it seem like you're ordering an amoeba, especially when combined with the fact that it's the top result when you search for "amoeba" on the Carolina website. All I've ever seen in my two samples were a couple different sized ciliates, and a search for the product name on Google produces very different-looking Protista. Do not buy this product if you're looking for amoeba.
Date published: 2016-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great homeschool experience The live protists we've ordered have really made a difference in our homeschool biology program. Our goals have been to get used to using the microscope, discuss cell biology, and perform student-led studies of protist populations under various conditions. The cultures you've supplied have been really great for all our needs. Some unexpected rotifers showed up in the chaos amoeba culture--I have no idea how this happened but it was educational and not a problem for our purposes as we've gotten to study these creatures in a small ecosystem. One suggestion I have for improving what you do: It would be very helpful to have your advice about sustaining a didinium culture--what level of paramecia are required to maintain a given population. The available supply of paramecia was exhausted in about two days and although we have been able to sustain live didinium by reseeding the culture with paramecia it would be good to know what levels of seeding are good for the available size of the didinium culture. Otherwise the information about sustaining cultures is really good. Thanks.
Date published: 2011-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very educational Great for demonstarting many basic bio concepts, students loved it. Held interest throughout. Carolina Bio is A+
Date published: 2011-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High quality Amoeba These protists are of the highest quality and value
Date published: 2009-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great purchase I use A. proteus to demonstrate cellular movement. It works great. There are many cells in the container and the species makes a great model due to its large size.
Date published: 2009-03-30
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