Bring the world of STEM right to your nightstand with Magical Microbes BioGlo aquarium. These captivating aquariums are the perfect way to discover and explore the world of microbes and bioluminescence from the comfort of your home. Imagine an evening with the glow of your own living aquarium to explore daily. The hour-glass design and bioluminescence gives off a nightlight effect of living organisms in your personal space.
Since 2010, Magical Microbes has been engaging the tremendous talent and creativity of kids’ minds and inspiring students to appreciate the beautiful complexity of the microbial world around them. It’s a microbe’s world, and we just live in it.
Our innovative STEM kits leverage student creativity and ingenuity while exposing them to the magical world of microbes.
BioGlo Explorer + BaseLight Kit
Magical Microbes BioGlo Explorer is an hourglass-shaped aquarium that allows you to explore tiny microbes called dinoflagellates (a.k.a. dinos). The science of bioluminescence, this occurs through a chemical reaction that produces light energy within an organism’s body. The tiny dinos have the natural ability to absorb the sun’s rays during the day and emit a mysterious blue glow when shaken at night.
The Magical Microbes BioGlo Explorer kit includes
- *One BioGlo aquarium
- *Two sets of nutrient vials and salt (Growth Medium)
- *Six test tubes for experimentation
- *Six pipettes
- *One magnifying card
- *One carrying bag
- *Dino Redemption Coupon
- *One BaseLight
Here is a night view. This photo doesn’t do our Dinos justice. They are so much more magnificent in person.
My son loves hands-on experiments; science kits, mixing and being able to see cause and effect with his own eyes. These microbes kits do just that. It was immediate gratification for him to order his Dinos and have a planned day to “hatch” them in his new aquarium. The Magical Microbes BioGlo Explorer comes with a Dino Redemption coupon that you redeem as soon as you are ready to start exploring. The good news is that the Dinos are rush shipped FREE to ensure they are healthy and ready to live in your hourglass aquarium. The ordering process is fast and easy and I did it within seconds. In the meantime, you can prepare your new aquarium away from direct sunlight and make sure you have 1 liter of spring or distilled water ready for when your Dino’s arrive. Making the “growth medium” Dino’s food is easy and a fun assignment for all ages.
We made our growth medium the morning our Dino’s were set to arrive. It’s simple to transfer your Dino’s into their new home. They took a couple of days to really start moving, we actually thought we didn’t have any live ones, but the directions ensured us to give them a couple of days to adjust to their new environment. Sure enough on day 3 we really sew some action, movement and we were able to track our new Dino’s.
The BioGlo app allows you to control the BaseLight device for an optimum experience. We set ours to cycle every evening along with our schedule of winding down. The aquarium is filled with science experiments at your fingertips. Change the light, temperature, measure the contaminants, collect data, how many microbes do you have. Endless data can be learned from your Dino’s and their environment. Overall we are very happy with our kit. t is no fuss and you don’t have to worry about feeding them as they only need food every few weeks. We can explore them when it is convenient and enjoy their beauty daily.
Get your own Magical Microbes BioGlo Explorer + BaseLight kits.
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