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Bioluminescent Bio-Orb (Large)
Bioluminescent Bio-Orb (Large)
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Bio-Orb dinoflagellates bioluminescent
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Bioluminescent Bio-Orb (Large)
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Bioluminescent Bio-Orb (Large)

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The Large Bioluminescent Bio-Orb is spectacular when swirled at night.  The natural light produced by the PyroDinos (living algae) in the Bio-Orb is called bioluminescence.

The Bioluminescent Bio-Orb is an interactive night light, air purifier, objet d'art, conversation starter and science lesson all in one classic glass sphere.  The Bioluminescent Bio-Orb is a 15cm glass micro-aquarium filled with bioluminescent plant-plankton (algae).  Easy to care for, like a house plant, the Bio-Orb will produce natural light at night (bioluminescence) when gently swirled.  The Bio-Orb will also remove CO2 and other airborne toxins during the daytime while replenishing fresh oxygen for your room environment.       

The Large Bioluminescent Bio-Orb is the biggest Bio-Orb available and will light up naturally, night after night, with minimal care.  The Bio-Orb requires moderate daytime lighting (artificial or natural light).  The living PyroDinos in the Bio-Orb are natural marine plankton (algae) that are found in oceans all over the world.  These plankton utilize light to grow (like a plant) and they light up at NIGHT when gently swirled or moved.   

Bio-Orbs are similar to indoor plants that clean the air and remove toxins.  The Bio-Orb pulls CO2 and other toxins out of the air and produces fresh oxygen.

What’s included
  • One six-inch (15cm) diameter glass sphere (flat bottom)
  • Two pouches of PyroDinos dinoflagellates 14oz (400ml)
  • DinoNutrients 7oz (200ml)
  • Vented silicone stopper
  • Care Instructions 

Remove the caps from PyroDino pouches.  Holding over a sink, pour entire contents of PyroDino pouches into the large Bio-Orb.  Place large Bio-Orb in a moderately lighted area.  Wait five to seven days before feeding with DinoNutrients.   PyroDinos require daily light and moderate temperatures to thrive. 


PyroDinos will only light up at NIGHT, in the dark when gently swirled. PyroDinos will NOT light up during Daytime hours!


We have been growing and selling dinoflagellates since 2011 and guarantee all our dinoflagellates for 60 days after arrival. 


Live Bio-Orb orders are only shipped Monday - Wednesday to avoid weekend delivery delays.  The Bio-Orb shipment should be opened within 24 hours of arrival and the PyroDinos (living algae) should be put in a location that receives low to moderate light during daytime hours.

Shipment to regions experiencing extreme temperatures may be held until moderate temperatures prevail.  Extremes: over 95F or under 35F 

International Shipping: Most international orders will ship on a Monday or Friday.  A phone number is required on all international orders (for the carrier/Customs).  Any duties and taxes will be payable by the purchaser.    






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    Dawna G.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Incredible response from day one!

    I am SO PLEASED with my dinoflagellates!! The pouches of organisms I received were so full of Pyrocystis that they appeared as millions of tiny shards of crystal floating in matrix and the very next morning (day 1) I swirled the glass and saw a glorious blue aurora fill the orb. Perfect! Looking forward to years of glow.

    Ryan A.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Exceeded Expectations

    My PyroDinos arrived happy and healthy. I was initially worried at dusk the first day when I shook the orb and only saw dim light. But after coming back later that evening, the brilliant glow made my jaw drop! 3 weeks later, I have about 1000ml full in the orb, which is at the halfway point. Will leave the rest empty for oxygen. They’re as bright today as they were on day 1 with no real maintenance. I keep the orb in a corner with no direct light. I play with the orb at night. Sometimes I leave the plug open for airflow during the day. That’s it! High likelihood I get these as Christmas gifts for some friends this year.

    Christina S.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Bioluminescent orb

    Amazing. Initially I ordered this from Touch of Modern. They sent it and never updated the order. My orb and the algae sat outside overnight during a Michigan winter. By time I got to them. Let them sit and set up the orb, nothing. I contacted Touch and they couldn’t help. So I was stuck with a $65 ball of water. I reached out to Pyrofarms, who sent me new algae and it’s AMAZING. I ended up ordering more nutrients and the fluorescent orb (which is not living but really cool.

    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Amazing bioluminescence and easy to maintain!

    I first learned about bioluminescence in 2020 when the beaches in Southern, California were having warmer weather during the April and May months which had created the perfect environment for the algae bloom which produces the bioluminescence. This was a sight to see in person! I was completely amazed with how algae could produce the blue light! I was fortunate enough to be able to see this occur at one of the beaches in Southern, CA during the pandemic in 2020 before the algae bloom went away. I understand that the algae which produces the bioluminescence doesn't necessarily show up each year at some beaches, unless the environment conditions are just right, so it was definitely a sight to remember and treasure. One year later, I came across Pyrofarms advertisement on social media feed and that I could purchase this same bioluminescence algae that I saw in 2020! I was completely excited to purchase the pyrodinos because who wouldn't want to have their own glowing algae at night in your room! I purchased the large bio orb and received my kit in perfect shipping condition, everything was packed with care and the pyrodinos were glowing on the first night. I have had my culture for 3 weeks now and have grown more dense each week. I fed the pyrodinos as instructed on the 2nd week with the nutrients that come with the kit and my pyrodinos are glowing brighter. Dean was very helpful in answering any questions that I had and I felt comfortable that the pyrodino culture that I am growing now would be something I would have long term to cherish and remind me of the experience I had when I saw the algae in person at the beach. The care and maintenance is very easy, I keep the orb in a location that gets filtered sunlight for a minimum of 8hrs and feed with the nutrients only as instructed on certain weeks (per the instructions). I have my culture programmed to start its bioluminescence around 6:30pm and this lasts until 6:30am. It is such a fun and exciting feeling to swirl the orb each night before going to bed and see the pyrodinos light up. I'm looking forward to capturing some good photos and videos in a few weeks when my culture is more dense. By the way, Pyrofarms has a blog and FAQ which is very helpful along with all of their amazing photos on social media. I am pleased and very happy I came across Pyrofarms, I will be expanding my pyrodino culture in the future to a much larger one. I highly recommend Pyrofarms!

    richard p.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    I recommend this product
    No sign of life...yet

    I've had the orb for nearly two weeks and no bioluminescence yet. Rather disappointed. I saw the brown layer after a week and added the nutrients as instructed but another week on and no sign of life.


    The bioluminescent Bio-Orb will only produce bioluminescence at night, in a dark room. If you are not seeing any bioluminescence at night in the dark then we offer a 60-Day free replacement guarantee. Please contact us at