Howdy Spirulina Farmers! Our research staff has been culturing algae since January of 2000, supported spirulina farmers on six of our seven continents on Earth, and had our cultures sent to space… three times (would have been four, except for a small rocket explosion.) We have helped tens of thousands of students, hundreds of schools and universities (including Harvard, Yale, Oxford, Texas A&M, UCSD, and more). Growing algae is a great platform for experimentation and harvesting biomass is super rewarding (we dare you not to say “Green Gold!” when you are done). To the farming kit-----> This kit has three parts: BIOLOGICAL (algae culture), CHEMICAL (nutrients), PHYSICAL (salts and water mixing). It includes easy to set up instructions and a booklet on algae culture. Better yet, we have a quick video series to answer questions (AlgaeResearchSupply.com). Our 5-gallon kit is the basis for the farming kit. Each 5-gallon salt and nutrient packets can yield around 20-40g of dry weight or around 500g wet weight (Approx. 1 lb of wet weight). Algae Research and Supply’s mission is to educate on aquatic environments. We want to help you grow algae! Supplies you will need: 10-gallon aquarium, small air pump, and a light source.
Transfer pipettes Volume: 3 ml. Graduation: 0.5 ml Nonsterile, Polypropylene
$ 15.95 $ 32.99Algae 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! View full product details
$ 3.50 $ 15.00Our spirulina salts are a modification of the media from Aiba, S. & Ogawa, T. (1977) and Schlösser 1994. Using this media you can achieve good rates and maintain pH control. View full product details
Spirulina holds a sweet spot in the heart of our company's founder. It was the first strain he worked with commercially. He almost got it tattooed on his back.
This is a clean culture of Arthrospira platensis. It is grown in an alkali water (not seawater or freshwater) using spirulina nutrient media.
Should I order a the CULTURE or the CULTURING KIT?
The culture is just that- algae culture in a bottle.
The culturing kit is (1) algae culture, (2) algae culturing salts, (3) algae culturing nutrients.
The KIT will get you to a total volume that is much greater than the initial volume of the culture.
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