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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    Monica T.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Bought for a good friend

    I bought this two years ago for my best friend and she requested that for her next birthday I get her a fresh batch and the food that goes along with the bioluminescence. She told me hands down that this was the best gift she had ever received in her life (40 years on this rock). Just thought I’d let you know

    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Only gets better and better!

    I bought my dinos while recovering from cancer to help me pass the time. When they came in, I followed the instructions and bought a great container for them. The first time I swirled them, I admit to being a tad disappointed because there were just a few dinos and their glow was dim, but it was enough to see that blue sparkle that captivated me. Fast forward a couple of months and I swirled the container this morning. A flurry of bright brilliant blue dinos glowed happily. They continue to multiply without much care and I’m looking forward to getting another container when they outgrow this one.

    john l.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Very Cool. They arrived and were glowing the second night

    Excellent. They are very alive and I am currently testing these amazing little guys.

    Kai S.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product


    The PyroDinos and DinoNutrients arrived well packaged and there was a glow in just a day of leaving the pouch on a sunlit windowsill. Of course, I did transfer it from the pouch into a cleaned and sterilized jar afterwards.

    Carlos G.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Most underrated product ever

    I bought this as a present to my gf and let me tell you the photos online does nothing for the beauty of the product in real life. Seeing the way they light up brings such joy to us. Amazing !