All over the world, there are places where nature puts on a spectacular underwater light show after dark. Now you don’t have to trek to a distant lagoon at just the right time of year to be awed by the phenomenon. The water in this crystal ball gets its uncanny blue shimmer from dinoflagellates—nope, they’re not tiny swimming dinosaurs (although that would be adorable), they’re a form of marine algae that naturally illuminates all on its own.
Forget those disappointing Sea Monkeys. This cool new Bioluminescent Bio-Orb is a hand-blown glass orb filled with ocean seawater and living marine algae called dinoflagellates that brightly light up only at night with a spectacular shimmering blue color (bioluminescence) when gently swirled... not shaken!
When you're not swirling it for a natural light show after dark, it also includes a unique metal octopus stand to securely hold it up during the day. The kit includes everything you need to care for these self-illuminating dinoflagellates and makes a super fun gift, especially for someone who's afraid of the dark.
Pour the pouch of California seawater into the handblown glass sphere and place it on the intricately detailed octopus stand. Leave it in a moderately lit spot during the day, and when darkness falls, give the orb a gentle swirl to see the exquisite incandescence come to life. The illumination will fade as the water settles: just shake the orb again to light up the night. Feed the dinos every one to two weeks with the included nutrient water, and you’ll have luminous nighttime color for up to six months, with refill packs available to keep the glow going even longer.
glass, metal, seawater, algae
3.5" L x 3.5" W x 7.5" H
Remove the cap from the PyroDino pouch. Holding over a sink, pour entire contents of PyroDino pouch into the orb. PyroDinos require daily light and moderate temperature to survive. PyroDinos will only light up at night. During nighttime hours, when it is dark, give your orb a swirl to see the PyroDinos shine!
Wait 5-7 days before feeding with DinoNutrients. Continue adding a small amount (5-10% of total culture volume) every 1-2 weeks. Stop or reduce feeding if bioluminescence is significantly diminished after feeding. If kept in a cool, dark place, DinoNutrients will last six months.