PyroDinos with DinoNutrients
PyroDinos with DinoNutrients
PyroDinos with DinoNutrients
PyroDinos with DinoNutrients
PyroDinos with DinoNutrients
bioluminescent dinoflagellates at night under magnification
bioluminescent dinoflagellates at night under magnification
PyroDinos with DinoNutrients
dinoflagellate under microscope
PyroDinos with DinoNutrients

PyroDinos with DinoNutrients

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PyroDinos are bioluminescent marine plankton classified as Pyrocystis fusiformis (aka Dinoflagellates).  PyroDinos use light to grow (like a plant) and glow blue at night when disturbed.  They grow and perform their best when DinoNutrients are periodically added.  

The natural light produced by these plankton is called Bioluminescence.  PyroDinos will only light up at night, in the dark when gently swirled or shaken.  Enjoy them in the spout pouch or your favorite bottle or clear container.  

Do not drink PyroDinos!  They are non-toxic but live in seawater which is not digestible.    

Whats Included

200ml (7oz) PyroDino Spout Pouch

280ml (9.5oz) DinoNutrient Spout Pouch

Basic Instructions


After delivery:

It is OK to leave the PyroDinos in their white Spout Pouch for 1 month after delivery.  Our PyroDinos have enough resources in the pouch to sustain them for 4 weeks.  PyroDinos will require daily lighting (low to moderate room lighting), 8- 12 hours a day.  Loosen cap once a week to allow for some air-exchange.

Find a clean, clear container to pour your PyroDinos into that will allow them to grow.  Every one or two weeks, add small amounts of DinoNutrients (10 to 20%) of total volume.

Detailed PyroDino Instructions

PyroDinos will not survive more than 5 or 6 consecutive days without daily light.   


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


It is recommended to open the shipping box within 24 hours of arrival.  These little plankton need light!

Live PyroDinos are shipped using Priority Mail or FedEx 2-Day.  Orders are shipped Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays to prevent weekend delays in shipping.  Tracking will be provided once shipped. 

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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    Michael P.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Honestly they are super cool and also taste really amazing.

    Jens T.
    Germany Germany
    I recommend this product

    Shipped to germany within three days worked like a charm! The dinoflagellates were still substantial alive. They adapted very quickly. Very nice product!

    Runstrom, E.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Absolutely amazing!!

    Exactly like the images. I can’t believe it. So happy with them

    Zachary N.
    Canada Canada
    I recommend this product
    Highly Not Recommended

    Arrived dead, were unable to provide a second culture and simply refunded me. Do not buy unless you live in a major high population city with access to a vast network of shipping facilities that could get your dinopyro's from their staging location in California to your door step in a matter of days. For most people there is no point and just leads to frustration and disappointment :c


    Sorry about the inconvenience. We refunded the order. FedEx does not ship to PO Boxes. So we have no way to ship internationally to a PO Box in an effective manner.

    Kyle P.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Second round glows bright

    Great! Unfortunately, the first batch of PyroDinos shipped here during a brutal cold spell earlier this year. They didn’t survive. Your customer service representative quickly sent me a code for a free second order and they arrived a few weeks ago. The dinos are healthy and they glow brightly every night. Also, our cats are very intrigued by the seawater smell. Great purchase, so unique. I love them. Thank you.