PyroDinos with DinoNutrients (300ml)
PyroDinos with DinoNutrients (300ml)
PyroDinos with DinoNutrients (300ml)
PyroDinos with DinoNutrients (300ml)
bioluminescent dinoflagellates at night under magnification
bioluminescent dinoflagellates at night under magnification
PyroDinos with DinoNutrients (300ml)
dinoflagellate under microscope

PyroDinos with DinoNutrients (300ml)

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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 digestable.    

Whats Included

200ml (7oz) PyroDino Spout Pouch

300ml (10oz) 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 4 or 5 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 USPS Priority Mail.  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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    Alan S.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Was a gift

    My daughter liked it (gift to her)

    Nelly H.
    United States United States
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    Very good!

    So far we’re loving our dinoflagellates! They’ve been glowing since the beginning and it looks like my daughter’s project will be a success. Thank you!

    Christina L.
    United States United States
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    Science Fair Magic!

    The experience was perfect! Product arrived on time, not damaged, with clear instructions. We personally used this in a "home science fair" since the kid's school fair was cancelled. I highly recommend the product for any one interested in bioluminescence.

    Travis S.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    I saw this gift idea for my girlfriend and knew she’d love it. I gave her the globe that looks like etched glass, with the octopus base. Along with PyrosDinos w/ DinoNutrients (300ml). Her comment was that it reminded her of when she was underway on ships in the Navy and she was so excited to be reminded of that time.

    Fabian U.
    United States United States
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    Awesome �

    I Love them! A little nervous at first, but I have never had any before..