A video of a PyroDino filled vase on a stir plate
California Dreaming, Southern California's natural bioluminescence
PyroFarms has increased the size of the hole in the top of the Bio-Orb. Bio-Orbs shipped in June 2020 and thereafter most likely have the larger hole.
Some recent images of the bioluminescent event in Southern California
PyroFarms has been working on a sustainable renewable light source for over a year now
An algal bloom graces the beaches of Southern California
A Dino-Tile is an interactive, self-contained, bioluminescent dinoflagellate environment
In this short video, we filmed from below a glass petri dish as we poured PyroDinos into the petri dish
Fortunately, the cameras in our smartphones have improved dramatically over the past couple of years.
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!!!
PyroFarms is participating in the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest
Top PyroFarms videos from 2019
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