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Chaetoceros calcitrans for culture

Chaetoceros calcitrans for culture

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Attention culture strain bottles are currently only shipped on Mondays please have your orders in by 10am MST on Monday to have your order shipped same day. Orders placed after this will ship the following week. 

Our single strain bottles are phytoplankton are bottled and shipped same day. They are packed at peak concentrations and will bloom and flourish faster than our competitors. 

Cheatoceros calictrans is an orange phytoplankton that blooms heavy and turns brown when mature. This is one of our favorite phytoplanktons for the color. 

Cheatoceros calcitrans is one of two micro algaes that contain high fucoxanthin and gallic acid content with significant antioxidant activity.(Foo et al., 2017) science direct.com

The presence of long, thin outgrowths (spines), aiming to reduce the sinking rate of a cell, is a distinctive morphological feature of representatives of this genus. Cell sized vary over a wide range of 2–3 µm up to 50 µm and even more. Spines, connecting the frustules of the cell, promote the formation of colonies, which may comprise up to several hundred cells and may reach a length of several millimeters. Some Chaetoceros species are well-established commercial aquacultures. Many of them are recognized as generally good producers of useful lipids and other biologically active products with high value-added. They have enormous potential for producing nutraceuticals and biofuel. (National Center for Biotechnology Information)

Cheatoceros calcitrans is a diatom micro algae and requires silicate fertilizer to thrive. Cheatoceros is a rich in PUFAs, EPA and DHA. This strain blooms heavy and provides excellent nutrition for pods, rotifers and corals. 

We offer this culturable single strains in 16oz, 32oz 

 

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