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Mushlume UFO™
Mushlume UFO™
Mushlume UFO™
Mushlume UFO™
Mushlume UFO™
Mushlume UFO™
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Mushlume UFO™

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The Mushlume UFO™ is shipping in March 2021. 

The Mushlume UFO™ is a solar-powered showpiece for one of the world’s most extraordinary phenomena: bioluminescence. This dinoflagellate aquarium is a living, interactive galaxy that glows brilliantly blue when swirled at night.

Learn more about the Gift Option here.

Experience the magical world of bioluminescence at home. Dinoflagellates use low light during the day (like many houseplants) to create their own energy (via photosynthesis). At night, these tiny plankton are ready to party and glow brilliantly when gently swirled.

Dinoflagellates are single-celled plankton. Although nearly microscopic, they hold valuable lessons about the world we live in — like photosynthesis, bioluminescence, cell division, circadian rhythm, optics and more.

The Mushlume UFO™ creates a fun and engaging homeschooling opportunity for curious minds. Example: Why do fireflies glow a yellowish-green and dinoflagellates glow blue?

Our hope is that these fascinating creatures will inspire humans to become stewards of Nature. Protect the Oceans and the Planet!

Learn more about dinoflagellates on our FAQ page.

Bioluminescent dinoflagellates live in the oceans of Earth. They're always present and when in high concentrations, are visible as beautiful blue waves of light at night. 

A fun fact is that these little dudes use CO2 and produce oxygen. As a result, more than 1/2 the air we breathe on Earth comes from plankton.

Our team has been growing dinoflagellates since 2011. We started with a few cells that were collected from the Pacific Ocean. Today, we grow them inside in our specialized aqua farms.

Aesthetically, the Mushlume UFO’s design mixes the mystical vibe of mushrooms with the unknown of outer space and flying saucers. Functionally, the shape is optimized for the dinoflagellates to thrive and showcase their best light show night after night. The Mushlume's cap includes an air port which enables the dinos to have proper air exchange.

Dimensions: 8" tall x 5.5" wide

Made of recyclable ABS

Includes: Mushlume UFO™ aquarium, living bioluminescent dinoflagellates, VitaminSea™ (sea water + nutrients) and Instructions.

No batteries or electricity required. The Mushlume UFO™ is powered by plankton. In the daytime, the dinos use low light (not full sun) to 'charge' themselves up. They also utilize vitamins and minerals in the sea water. 

Caring for the dinoflagellates is simple. Overtime, the dinos will multiply (via cell division, another homeschool lesson!). This is a good thing and will make the aquarium glow brighter with more dinoflagellates inside. 

Add VitaminSea™ to the dinoflagellates once every few weeks to provide extra nutrients and sea water for a growing culture.

With proper care, your Mushlume UFO™ can live for a year or more. We guarantee the dinoflagellates to arrive to you alive and healthy.

BIOLUMINESCENCE AT HOME  ///

Experience the magical world of bioluminescence at home. Dinoflagellates use low light during the day (like many houseplants) to create their own energy (via photosynthesis). At night, these tiny plankton are ready to party and glow brilliantly when gently swirled.

A SEA OF KNOWLEDGE ///

Dinoflagellates are single-celled plankton. Although nearly microscopic, they hold valuable lessons about the world we live in — like photosynthesis, bioluminescence, cell division, circadian rhythm, optics and more.

The Mushlume UFO™ creates a fun and engaging homeschooling opportunity for curious minds. Example: Why do fireflies glow a yellowish-green and dinoflagellates glow blue?

Our hope is that these fascinating creatures will inspire humans to become stewards of Nature. Protect the Oceans and the Planet!

Learn more about dinoflagellates on our FAQ page.

A GALAXY OF LIGHT ///

Bioluminescent dinoflagellates live in the oceans of Earth. They're always present and when in high concentrations, are visible as beautiful blue waves of light at night. 

A fun fact is that these little dudes use CO2 and produce oxygen. As a result, more than 1/2 the air we breathe on Earth comes from plankton.

Our team has been growing dinoflagellates since 2011. We started with a few cells that were collected from the Pacific Ocean. Today, we grow them inside in our specialized aqua farms.

MUSHROOM VS UFO ///

Aesthetically, the Mushlume UFO’s design mixes the mystical vibe of mushrooms with the unknown of outer space and flying saucers. Functionally, the shape is optimized for the dinoflagellates to thrive and showcase their best light show night after night. The Mushlume's cap includes an air port which enables the dinos to have proper air exchange.

Dimensions: 8" tall x 5.5" wide

Made of recyclable ABS

Includes: Mushlume UFO™ aquarium, living bioluminescent dinoflagellates, VitaminSea™ (sea water + nutrients) and Instructions.

POWERED BY NATURE ///

No batteries or electricity required. The Mushlume UFO™ is powered by plankton. In the daytime, the dinos use low light (not full sun) to 'charge' themselves up. They also utilize vitamins and minerals in the sea water. 

Caring for the dinoflagellates is simple. Overtime, the dinos will multiply (via cell division, another homeschool lesson!). This is a good thing and will make the aquarium glow brighter with more dinoflagellates inside. 

Add VitaminSea™ to the dinoflagellates once every few weeks to provide extra nutrients and sea water for a growing culture.

With proper care, your Mushlume UFO™ can live for a year or more. We guarantee the dinoflagellates to arrive to you alive and healthy.