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Bioluminescent PyroDinos with DinoNutrients

PyroDinos offer a unique and exciting experience and provide a fascinating window into the natural world. These natural marine microalgae, also known as dinoflagellates, are a non-toxic species named Pyrocystis fusiformis. They are single-cell sea plants that use sunlight to grow and will reproduce indefinitely. With PyroDinos, you can create your little corner of the ocean in the comfort of your own home.

PyroDinos are more than just an intriguing addition to your home; they can be educational. These microalgae produce natural living light called bioluminescence at night and fresh oxygen during the daytime. Bioluminescence creates a breathtaking experience. Not only is it visually appealing, but bioluminescence can also be used as a doorway for children and adults to learn more about the ocean and the natural world.

In addition to being fun and educational, PyroDinos are also incredibly easy to grow, requiring nothing more than daily light (indirect sunlight or artificial light) and a few simple care instructions. They also produce fresh oxygen and remove CO2 from your environment, making them an eco-friendly addition to your home. With the addition of DinoNutrients, PyroDinos can live for several months, even years.

PyroDinos offer a fascinating and unique experience and a glimpse into the natural world while providing educational and eco-friendly benefits. So whether you're looking for a fun and easy way to add some life to your home or a way to teach your children about the wonders of the natural world, PyroDinos are an excellent choice.

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

What's 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 have trouble surviving 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. 

Shipments to regions experiencing extreme temperatures may be held until moderate temperatures prevail.  Extremes: over 92F 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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