Algae Research Supply: Complete Media Kit (salts + nutrients) for Arthrospira platensis

Algae Research Supply



1) Concentrated nutrient media

2) Salts, (sodium carbonate, sodium bicarbonate, and trace metal containing sodium chloride)

3) Instructions for cultivation Description:


INCLUDED: Nutrient Fertilizer, Salts, and Instructions. Spirulina is the common name of the colonial blue-green algae Arthrospira platensis. Spirulina is commonly consumed by humans and animals and it's blue pigment phycocyanin has medicinal and biotechnology value. Our culture is grown in our laboratories and it is concentrated prior to shipment.

The nutrients are a modification of the spirulina media developed by (Aiba and Ogawa 1977, Schlösser 1994). It uses NaNO3 (sodium nitrate) and NaPO4 (sodium phosphate) as the nitrogen and phosphorus sources. Our salts are a combination of sodium carbonate, sodium bicarbonate, and sodium chloride. We are supplying all the things that you need to grow algae that you don't already have in your basement, or could buy from your local pet shop.

YOU WILL NEED: A starting culture (also available from Algae Research Supply on Amazon), chlorine free water, a growing vessel (such as a 10-gallon fish tank), air supply (small air pump, not the band, but if you could get the band to sing to the culture- that would be amazing!).