As the FluoroGels dissolve into the water, a unique and fascinating fluorescent show develops
PyroDinos and the other phytoplankton in our oceans are responsible for most of the oxygen we breathe. More than all land plants combined!!!
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Dinoflagellates are a part of the plankton community. These dinoflagellates are marine phytoplankton (plant-like plankton).
A short video demonstration of the Bioluminescent Bio-Orb in action
Here are some of our favorite images and video of the Bio-Orb on the OctoStand.
experimental video art using natural bioluminescence
Now available: PyroFarms' new two-color FluoroSphere with a two-color fluorescent dye combination
PyroFarms dinoflagellates (PyroDinos) were used in Studio Roosegaarde's Glowing Nature
These Biolumiescent Bio-Orbs are hand made hand-blown recycled glass and are limited in quantity.
A pouch of bioluminescent dinoflagellates (Pyrocystis fusiformis) 'PyroDinos' are gently rocked back and forth
As the FluoroGel dissolves into the water in the glass sphere a unique and brilliant fluorescent light show unfolds
PyroDinos stop producing Oxygen at night and start producing light-emitting compounds
Different every time you fill it, the FluoroSphere will mesmerize as it entertains.
Easy to care for, like a house plant, the Bio-Orb will produce natural light at night (bioluminescence) when gently swirled.
At PyroFarms when we say 'Grow the Glow' we are referring to natural bioluminescence.
Once in a while we will take any excess PyroDinos grown at PyroFarms and release them back into the Ocean
Bioluminescence is defined as light generated and emitted by a living organism
This is caused by marine dinoflagellates (microalgae) when their population increases under ideal conditions.
consecutive bioluminescent waterfalls made from repurposed water bottles
PyroFarms is featured in our local Carlsbad Magazine. The title of the article is "A Glowing Sto...
A black light illuminates the fluorescent compound which then emits a longer wavelength yellow-green light.
A Bioluminescent Bio-Orb on a magnetic spin plate
Some fancy footwork on a bioluminescent carpet (aka Dino-Tile)
instructional video - Filling a Bio-Orb
Photosynthesis-Ocean Food Chain-Circadian Rhythm-Bioluminescence-Oxygen (O2) production-Carbon fixing
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Win one of two Octo-Stands with a living Bio-Orb
During their nighttime phase, dinoflagellates will release light (bioluminescence) when disturbed.
The Bio-Orb is made of glass (glass is made of silica/sand, which is found on beaches). And the Bio-Orb is filled with seawater and dinoflagellates (which are also found at the beach).
Video of the Bio-Orb in action.
Listen to the Light - No Dinos were injured in the filming of this video.
Check out the new Large Bio-Orb.
The BioOrb is a plankton filled glass sphere that lights up at night when swirled. The BioOrb is...
Here is a large bubble floating to the top of a large acrylic cylinder filled with PyroDinos: