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Pyrocystis Culturing Kit

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

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

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This kit includes a 250 mL culture of bioluminescent dinoflagellates packaged in a Nalgene™ PET sterile bottle. The Pyrocystis kit is ideal for beginners and contains the materials necessary to grow your own algae. The included sterile Nalgene™ Erlenmeyer flask is an ideal container for growing Pyrocystis species because it includes 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 dense 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).
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Liquids included in this kit are non-toxic and safe for student use.
Bioluminescence Index 5
Culture Purity Unialgal