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Deluxe Pyrocystis Culturing Kit

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Regular Price: $199.00

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The Deluxe Pyrocystis species Culturing Kit is ideal for beginners and contains the materials necessary to grow your own algae1.
Kit Contents
  • 250 mL living culture of Pyrocystis fusiformis in a Nalgene™ PET Square Bottle
  • 250 mL living culture of Pyrocystis noctiluca in a Nalgene™ PET Square Bottle
  • 250 mL living culture of Pyrocystis lunula in a Nalgene™ PET Square Bottle
  • 1000 mL of Sterile L1 Algal Growth Medium in a Nalgene™ PET Square Bottle
  • (3) Sterile Nalgene™ PETG Erlenmeyer Flasks (500 mL Capacity Each) with 0.2 µm Vented Closures
  • (6) Sterile Graduated Transfer Pipettes (3 mL Capacity Each)
  • Product Instruction Sheet


Dr. Débora Iglesias-Rodríguez swirls an erlenmeyer flask (included with kit purchase) of bioluminescent dinoflagellates.



The Deluxe Pyrocystis species Culturing Kit includes three species of Pyrocystis: P. fusiformis, P. noctiluca, and P. lunula each in 250 mL quantities. During the night, cells produce potent blue light when shaken or disturbed. The Deluxe Pyrocystis species Culturing Kit is ideal for beginners and contains the materials necessary to grow your own algae. The included sterile Nalgene™ Erlenmeyer Flasks provide ideal containers for growing Pyrocystis because they include a 0.2 µm filter in the closure to permit sterile air exchange, supporting photosynthesis and respiration. The Erlenmeyer flask also tapers to maximize surface area of the liquid-air interface for improved gas exchange. The included L1 Algal Growth Medium acts to replenish nutrients and dilute overgrown cultures, permitting the maintenance of your algal culture over many months. The individually-wrapped sterile pipettes permit precise transfer of small volumes of algal culture for microscopy or other analyses.

1Light source not included. A lamp timer and a light source (white fluorescent or white LED) intended for plant growth are recommended (commonly available in hardware stores).
*Free shipping offer valid for the United States. Additional shipping fees apply for international shipments. Please contact us in advance if your order is time sensitive.
Liquids included in this kit are non-toxic and safe for student use.
Manufacturer Empco