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BioPop propagates a species of dinoflagellate classified as Pyrocystis fusiformis. BioPop is the dinoflagellate authority when it comes to growth and production of this species. To date, BioPop has grown well over 30,000 liters of dinoflagellates in our facility in Carlsbad, CA. This translates to roughly 9 trillion individual dinoflagellate cells. Biopop is committed to providing comprehensive information on dinoflagellate care. Oftentimes we need to condense and simplify this information so it does not overwhelm the average Dino Pet owner. This segment is for the Dino Pet owner who wants to dive into the details.  To put simply, dinoflagellates are...

BioPop’s dinoflagellates are phytoplankton- plant-like, single-cell life forms (think algae). The dinoflagellates in our products are special because they have an internal clock that controls when they can emit light (bioluminescence) and when they are able to gain energy from the sun (photosynthesis). This internal clock is referred to as a circadian rhythm and just like humans, the dinoflagellates survive on a 24-hour cycle. Their circadian rhythm is determined by the day and night cycles of prior days (and weeks). Altering when and how long the dinoflagellates receive light can affect their cycle going forward. Ideally dinoflagellates should get 10-14...

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