We think that this kit is probably the coolest thing since the moon landing. We have made and remade, tested, retested and reformulated everything... fifteen times (not kidding). You can use this with our culture flasks or any other water holding container you can find.
The kit is designed to use a 500mL bottle of drinking water. You can grow the algae in the bottle, or use a separate container.
Each one of these kits includes:
Start the algae culture first and let it establish itself in the culture vessel. After a few days the culture will look more green, then add in the brine shrimp cysts. In a couple days they will hatch. The algae and Brainy Briny's can live for years without feeding if the light and temperature conditions are good.
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 is the favorite of my son's teacher, it's a great way to bring Brainy Briny to the classroom. It has both a flask for growing algae and a flask for growing brine shrimp. Somewhat of an 'n' of one experiment with and without the brine shrimp.
This kit is designed to demonstrate algae culture and zooplankton grazing.
$ 27.95This is an Algae Research Supply Spirulina Harvesting screen. It has been specifically engineered to separate colonies of spirulina from water. Videos of this device can be seen on our youtube channel- (https://youtu.be/LTdGdRQPBeU) This can be used as a sieve for projects. It is constructed out to PVC and polypropylene screen and is 35 uM in mesh size. View full product details
Algae survey kit includes 1.5 ml culture and 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.