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Bioluminescent Dinoflagellates, Living

Item # 153305
Bioluminescent Dinoflagellates, Living is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 16.
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Genus and Species: Pyrocystis sp.
Optimal Medium: Bioluminescent Dinoflagellate
Optimal Temperature: 22° C
Optimal Light: High (200 to 400 foot-candles)
Motility: Flagellum
Classification: Dinoflagellates

Price

$8.30

In stock and available to ship.

Pyrocystis sp. Bioluminescence can be observed in this mixture of marine dinoflagellates. These dinoflagellates begin to glow when agitated and are common in tropical waters. Their bioluminescence is an unusual defense mechanism and provides a great opportunity to discuss animal adaptations.

Each unialgal culture contains 30 mL of material. This culture requires a high light level of 200 to 400 foot-candles of fluorescent light 18 to 24" from the culture in 12-hr cycles. Optimal medium: Bioluminescent Dinoflagellate (item #153757). Optimum growth temperature: 22° C.

Note: Bioluminescent dinoflagellates may not bioluminesce upon arrival; they may need a week or more to recover bioluminescent ability after being shipped. See "Carolina® CareSheet: Bioluminescent Dinoflagellates" (on the Resources tab) for more information.

  • 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.
 
Item# 153305
Medium Bioluminescent Dinoflagellate
Light Level / Temperature High/22° C

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great science research I am very pleased with this purchase. Great price and excellent shipping. I really like that it includes a care sheet to know how to have an optimum experience. I've had for over a week and they are thriving. My kids love it.
Date published: 2019-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from glowing friends! We ordered some dinoflagellates and they arrived alive with super directions. It's amazing to study this fascinating part of the animal kingdom in our home!
Date published: 2019-01-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from they were dead i bought this as a replacement dinos for my son's sphere. I was home when they were delivered so they didn't get cold. I waited a few days and decided to take a peek so I opened the package. That's when I see that it says to loosen the lid (I assume to get some air). So I did that but they appeared dead. I gave them to my son and he said yes they're dead. Hate that I wasted $30. IDK if it's because they didn't get air right away or what.
Date published: 2019-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cultures were healthy and packaged with care. Timely delivery, healthy cultures, reasonably priced, and website provides useful information on the products.
Date published: 2018-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome product! I love my flagellates!!! They are healthy and fun to have around.
Date published: 2018-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Cool! I ordered these for my science fair project and they came within a few days. They were packaged well, with plenty of protective covering. The dinos have been doing really well, and they responded to the lamp setup over a few days. So happy I got them!
Date published: 2018-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Alive and Glowing My son received a Dino Pet (Google it) last year for Christmas but the gift giver didn't realize that the dinos were alive and were perishable. That company went out of business before we could get a replacement and my son was very disappointed. A Google search brought me to Carolina Biological where I found that dinoflagellates could be purchased at a reasonable price. The shipping was more than I expected but worth it because they arrived very quickly and most importantly, ALIVE! I put the dinos in a jar and setup a 12hr timer for a florescent light to build their circadian rhythm. Even after two days, the dinos lit up when stimulated! It has been about two full weeks now and they glow a brilliant blue with moderate to heavy stimulation. Even just a light flick of their container produces small bursts of light that look like little stars in a jar.
Date published: 2018-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! They were well packaged and shipped quickly. It’s been a few weeks and they are doing great! Love them! Thank you!
Date published: 2018-06-11
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