Bioluminescent Bacteria - Microbial Broth Culture

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Bioluminescent Bacteria

Discover the captivating world of bioluminescence with our Bioluminescent Bacteria Kit. This extraordinary kit allows you to harness the power of living organisms and witness the mesmerizing glow they emit. Whether you're a curious scientist, an avid nature enthusiast, or an aspiring artist, this kit will awaken your sense of wonder and inspire endless possibilities.

Inside, you'll find everything you need to embark on this illuminating journey. Our carefully selected, non-toxic, bacteria strains have been engineered to exhibit bioluminescent traits from Vibrio Fischeri marine bacteria. These non-pathogenic bacteria create a visually stunning display of living light that will amaze and captivate anyone who beholds it.

The bioluminescence or lifespan of these microbial cultures last for the following timeframes in the corresponding environmental conditions:

  • 2-4 weeks when stored in the fridge at 4°C
  • 3-5 days when stored in room temperature up to 25°C
  • Renew the glow by inoculating a new culture in the provided Nutrient Broth (4 refill tubes provided)
  • Bacteria culture will NOT glow if temperatures exceed 30°C

Vibrio Fischeri 

Bioluminescent marine bacteria which are found abundantly in ocean environments. Primarily they can be found in symbiosis with other organisms such as the bobtail squid or flashlight fish. Vibrio fischeri is sensitive to temperature fluctuations and cannot survive above 30°C. It prefers the cooler temperatures of the ocean.

E.coli : non-pathogenic strain

Is an excellent candidate to allow people to grow safe microbial cultures in their own homes. It is resistant to temperature fluctuations and multiplies rapidly (6 hours). It is non-pathogenic and harmless if consumed. This bacteria culture will grow and perform their best when Lysogeny Broth - Nutrients are periodically added and renewed. 

How?

The engineered light produced by these microbial cultures is called Bioluminescence. These microbial broth cultures will only light up in the dark when gently swirled or shaken as the introduction of oxygen catalyzes their internal chemical/ biological reactions.

Please note that the bacteria culture is non-toxic but lysogeny broth (Nutrient Broth) is not digestible, so do not drink it. 

Don't wait any longer to experience the wonder of bioluminescence. Order your Bioluminescent Bacteria kit today!

This package includes:

⌬ 1 x 250 ml glass bottle
⌬ 4 x Nutrient Broth refill tubes
⌬ 1 x Measuring conical 50 ml
⌬ 1 x Pipette 2 ml
⌬ 1 x 5 ml vial H2O
⌬ 1 x Vial non-pathogenic e.coli bacteria - modified 
⌬ 1 x Comprehensive Instructions

 

Instructions:

After delivery:

  • Store bacteria vial in your freezer immediately upon arrival. It is OK to leave the bacteria vial in your freezer for up to 2 months after delivery. 

Shipping

  • It is recommended to open the shipping box within 24 hours of arrival and store the bacteria specimens in the freezer until ready to use. 
  • Shipments to regions experiencing extreme temperatures may be held until moderate temperatures prevail. Extremes: over 30°C. The bioluminescent genes break down and degrade if temps reach above 30°C.
  • This product ships best during the winter months. 

 

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