Dino Nutrients for Dino Sphere

By BioPop

$14.95 More on the way
  • Buy 2 packs of dino food for $27.95


Feed your bioluminescent dinos so they’ll glow at night, with a little gentle shaking. This nutrient-enriched seawater keeps the microscopic algae happy and thriving.

  • Made in the USA: Carlsbad, CA
  • Materials: Sterile nutrient-enriched seawater
  • Care: Keep in cool dry place. If refrigerated, bring to room temperature before use
  • Feed dinoflagellates about 10-12 ml of Dino Nutrients once a week
  • Contains food for 4-6 weeks of Dino Sphere feedings
  • Dimensions: 1" x 5" x 1"
  • Weight: 0.3 lb.
What are dinos doing in an aquarium?

About BioPop

Light-Up Algae

Bioluminescent dinos are the glowing stars of BioPop’s aquariums—which are equal parts educational and eye-catching. The dinos are actually microscopic marine algae called dinoflagellates (or dinos, for short) that, with gentle shaking, softly glow at night.

Biologists Dean Sauer and Andy Bass were experimenting with sustainable biolights when they were introduced to the dinos. But because the algae needs that gentle shaking to glow, it wasn’t a good choice for a light source. Instead, it sparked the idea to create these illuminating aquariums.

The California-grown algae thrive on moderate sunlight, water, and nutrients from the enriched seawater inside, which Biopop created just to feed the dinos. Whether you opt for the elegant, hand-blown glass sphere aquarium, or the dinosaur-shaped version for kids, both showcase the beauty of science.