Micro Algae Sampler Pack 3 mL of 4 Species

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Concentrated Dunaliella, Chlorella, Nanochloropsus and Nannochloris micro algae paste. This concentrated paste is suitable for commercial or private, freshwater or saltwater, aquarium exhibits. Used to establish zooplankton in fresh and salt water exhibits that are commonly overgrazed or non-existent. Also used to rear larva, artemia, rotifers daphnia etc. Feed your aquarium from the bottom up with living food. Processed foods are devoid of vitamins. This living food is packed with vitamins B and C, proteins, carotenoids and other good stuff! Find out what your needs are with this sampler pack!

All are Chlorophyta-Green algae. These are the most advanced of algae in that they are eukaryotic organisms meaning they have a nucleus with DNA and other organelles within a membrane. These usually have a cell wall made up of mostly cellulose,  have chloroplasts with both chlorophyll a and b , and they are a source of carotenoids. Some store food as starch while others store as oils or other lipids.

Nannochloris is non-motile, spherical and very small, 1.5-2.5 microns. The chloroplast is usually U-shaped in mature cells and the cells tend to float and stay in the water column. Popular food source for rotifers, oysters and clams, and larval shrimp.

Dunaliella is motile, oblong 5-8 microns wide by 7-12 micron long. The chloroplast takes up about two-thirds of the cell. Under certain environmental conditions the cell may exhibit a red-eye spot. Does not have cellulose in the cell wall. Stores food reserves as lipids. Popular food source for rotifers, oysters and clams, and larval shrimp.

Chlorella and Nanochloropsus (Japanese Chlorella) are spherical, 2-10 microns. Non-motile with a cup shaped chloroplast. Even though many species are grouped under Chlorella due to general morphology and reproduction, they are all very different. Reproduction occurs by mother cell producing spores and erupting. High in Starch. Popular food source for rotifers and daphnids.