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Algae Research Supply Algae Culture Kit Spirulina, Perfect for School Science Fairs/Projects, Experiments & Classrooms

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  • ALGAE CULTURE: In our labs in San Diego we grow algae and zooplankton cultures for most habitats on our planet (and perhaps Mars!)  We carry freshwater, brackish, marine, and extremophile cultures of algae. They grow to exhibit colorful pigments of red (phycoerythrin), orange (carotenoids), brown (fucoxanthin), blue green (phycocyanin), and our favorite->green (chlorophyll). Our algae strains have been selected because they are grown well in bottles and flasks.
  • SCIENCE PROJECT: Teachers, parents, and students - grow algae easily and get great results for inquiry-based projects. Because algae grow FAST experiments take a fraction of the time as land-plants (and algae is cooler!)  Great experiments:  toxicology, light quality, environmental changes, algae blooms.   Blog posts detail science-fair winners and other projects.  Students have sent our algae into SPACE THREE TIMES (would have been four, but the rocket exploded.. we still love you Space X.)
  • WHO WE ARE: Algae Research Supply is a small group of teachers and scientists with a mission of educating the next generations on aquatic science. Over 50% of the planet's oxygen comes from algae, however we are not emphasizing algae's importance in school- our mission is to make it EASY, AFFORDABLE, and REPEATABLE to teach algae in classrooms.
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  • Is Discontinued By Manufacturer ‏ : ‎ No
  • Package Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 4 x 1 inches; 1.8 Ounces
  • Item model number ‏ : ‎ Algaekit-002
  • Date First Available ‏ : ‎ June 12, 2013
  • Manufacturer ‏ : ‎ Algae Research Supply
  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00E9OFSKA
  • Country of Origin ‏ : ‎ USA
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.2 out of 5 stars 85 ratings

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Algae Culture Kit for Microalgae. We have perfected the method and supplies for anyone to grow an ecologically or industrially important strain of algae. It contains everything you need to grow a laboratory-grade culture at home or at your desk! It includes the following: (1) Instructions: information about the strain of algae, illustrated growing protocol, culture care lessons, lifecycle background of batch-culture cycles. (2) Culture flask: tissue culture flask (50 ml volume) with a breathable cap. (3) Culture inoculum: 1ml in a dense culture in a 1.5ml micro-centrifuge tube. (4) Nutrient Fertilizer: our nutrients are a modification of the media formula called f/2 (Guillard and Ryther 1962, Guillard 1975). It uses NaNO3 (sodium nitrate) and NaPO4 (sodium phosphate) as the nitrogen and phosphorus sources. (5) Culturing Salts: Add salts to a 500ml bottle of drinking water (water not included in the kit). Different strains of algae have a preference for their water quality. We have perfected the recipe and include a small bag of salt to make 500ml (1/2 liter) of media. The salts provide a needed carbon source as well as slow the growth of competitive algae strains (weeds). Great for science fair projects!

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5.0 out of 5 stars The instructions were very simple and easy to follow
By Sean on April 24, 2015
I purchased this a couple months back to start a larger spirulina culture. This kit provides a smaller amount of spirulina culture than most (including one by this seller that is enough for 5 gallons), but it is HUNDREDS of dollars less expensive than other kits. The instructions were very simple and easy to follow. When I did have questions, Matthew was exceptionally friendly and helpful. He answered right away on my first try calling, even though he was out on the job, and answered all of my questions thoroughly. Except for agitating the culture (shaking the bottle or stirring the aquarium) and adding more nutrients every one and a half to two weeks, you basically just let it soak up the sun. Seriously, this is the easiest thing I've ever grown. Instead of emptying and refilling the bottle, I poured the declining culture back into the water bottle, then after a while poured that into an aquarium with 5 gallons of water/nutrients. It's been about two months since my initial purchase and I now have a thriving 5-gallon culture that I'm about to turn into a 10-gallon culture! Highly recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Exploded, crashed, exploded, crashed. Amazing!
By Abitaskew on May 6, 2014
I am very impressed with this little kit. I ended up using a miracle grow mix after I ran out of the mysterious powder. I contacted the company & was so impressed with the individual attention I received I expanded my system.
I analyzed the Spirulina with my scope & noticed a second type of microalgae so I haven't consumed any. I took a few videos from the microscope but I'm not sure if I'm able to share.
I attempted to raise the Ph with PhUp as far as I could, yet this lime green looking moss type still clings to the Spirulina. I suppose it's also an extremophile.
I have a few pictures I've taken. I'll see if there is an option to share.
Well done ARS. Thanks for all your help!
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Reviewed in India 🇮🇳 on September 11, 2017
My order is not having Spirulina culture..it has only nutrients. I want to return this product.
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