These are the written instructions for using the Brainy Briny Kit.
Summary: This kit is a microalgae and zooplankton culturing kit. The kit has three basic parts 1) setting up 2) algae culture (3-10 days) and 3) brine shrimp AND algae culture (10-4000 days). The culture placed into appropriate conditions can live for months to years. Both algae and brine shrimp biomass can be quantified using materials supplied in the kit.
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Algae survey kit includes 1.7mL or 50mL options for culture and a culture booklet:
Our scientists have been working with algae for over a decade. This is a premium culture set that is very well taken care of. It is robust and will perform in your laboratory or classroom.
Some strains may not be available seasonally and alternatives will be found
Students will use the scientific method to learn about the importance of algae in aquatic systems: the process of photosynthesis, algae's role in the food web, algae's sensitivity to water quality, and algae's impact on water quality through events like harmful algal blooms (HABs). This lesson offers endless opportunities for discussions on topics like nutrient acquisition, effects of climate change, human impacts and nutrient pollution, dead zones and HAB’s, aquaculture, resource limitations, trophic transfers, predator prey interactions, and much more.
The kit contains:
You will need:
This kit includes 500mL of algae:
This kit was developed in cooperation with the Georgia Institute of Technology.View full product details
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