$ 7.99 $ 42.75
1) 50 ml of 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!).
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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