Protozoa Culture Kit
Discover the world of micro-organisms with this unique protozoa culture kit! Just add water to this special dry protozoan culture and in 24 hours you'll have your own living culture of mixed protists and algae to study.
The culture will change each day as different protist species become more prevalent. Allow 3 days for the culture to fully mature, but study it each day. Not only will the protists you find vary from day to day but you'll also find different protozoans at the top or side of the culture than at the bottom of the culture. You can spend hours sampling this culture each day as you hunt for, identify, and study the habits of different protists.
This complete kit includes the dry protist culture, a cup to use as a hatching container, food, identification key, and instructions. (We recommend plain microscope slides and coverslips to observe these organisms with your 400X microscope.)
Ideas for Science Fair Experiments:
- What are the effects of light and temperature on protists?
- What are the effects of household chemicals or cleaners on
protists? Do different species (such as amoeba and euglena) react
- Do different kinds of protists grow in different environments?
Compare those in this culture kit with those grown from pond water or grass
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- Wednesday, March 05, 2014Excellent Product and Customer ServiceReviewed By: Darci
This product shipped quickly and arrived a day early. I followed the instructions, but the first time nothing hatched. After emailing HST customer service, they immediately sent another free kit, which arrived quickly. The second kit worked wonderfully. I was able to see a variety of life. Thank you HST, you service is of unbeatable quality!
- Monday, September 30, 2013Worth a tryReviewed By: Julie Darby
This product fills a need for me from the Apologia Biology curriculum if you are looking for a good source for a living culture without access to a pond or stream.
The trick is getting the culture at the right age.
- Saturday, August 31, 2013Great Quality!Reviewed By: Jesse Galvez
I decided to buy this kit as an opportunity to study micro-critters. It was a great experience for me, just not all of the types of protists hatched within a week. Other than that, I definitely recommend this product to other buyers... It will make a great project for all ages! Not just kids.
- Saturday, January 12, 2013The best way to start a "pond water" cultureReviewed By: Carol A Park
This is a fantastic alternative to purchasing live cultures and better for the beginning microscopist than a pond water sample because it has know protozoa and a key. The culture changes every day so it provides a lot of enjoyment. My 12 year old nephew loved it. Simple to use and comes complete with everything except microscope slides and cover slips. Great product.
- Friday, February 10, 2012Easier than finding a pondReviewed By: Tamary Shoemaker
I decided to try this as an alternative to visiting a pond in the winter to collect samples. Pros: Instructions are very easy and it's fascinating to look for the microscopic creatures. Cons: We have not seen a large amount of life, even after 5 days. However, after reading the other reviews, I wonder if our temperature, water, or some other factor has affected the growth. We will be trying this again sometime and hopefully seeing a greater number of living things.Read More Reviews