Bioluminescent Bio-Orb
with OctoStand

Item #3157531


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  • Get a unique pet that glows and doubles as a night light, an art piece and a conversation starter
  • Glows a vibrant blue when you swirl it at night
  • Easier to care for than a house plant

A Glowing, Bioluminescent Pet that doubles as an Art Piece

Art piece, science experiment or night light? You get all that and more with the Bioluminescent Bio-Orb with OctoStand. Filled with bioluminescent algae called dinoflagellates, this orb will begin to glow at night, putting on a vibrant display of light in blue.

This different type of pet photosynthesizes during the day and glows brilliantly when you play with it at night or shift it in the dark. The single-cell plankton within create a glowing aquarium that is a truly unique experience. People travel all of the world to see bioluminescent plankton in action, but with your new pet, you can get that awe-inspiring experience in your own home.

Store this on the curling, solid metal stand. The result is a standout conversation starter, more exciting than any lava lamp you’ll ever see.

Please Note: As this is a living creature, you are not sent live plankton with the original order. A redemption card for live plankton is included with this purchase for you to order the dinoflagellates when you’re ready for them. They are sent with no additional charge or fee.

After receiving your plankton, you must immediately put them in the water. Over the next several days, you will need to ensure that the dinoflagellate plankton receives low to moderate amounts of light during the day. After 5 to 7 days, starting feeding them plankton the included nutrients.

Orb measures 4” and the stand 5” x 3”. For ages 14+.


  • BioOrb
  • Metal OctoStand
  • Redemption card
  • 3.5 oz of DinoNutrients
  • Care instructions

From our Scientifics Brand Manager:

“Back in the mid 90’s as a single guy in my mid 20’s, I joined a couple of marine biologists and some fellow nature lovers to observe the birthing of California gray whales in Magdalena Bay, a protected wildlife sanctuary off the Pacific coast of Baja, Mexico.  We camped on a small, uninhabited island for 5 February days and nights, kayaking in the bay and riding skiffs out into the Pacific to get as close to these magnificent whales as possible.

One night, after having a little too much to drink, I foolishly wandered away from the campfire on my own and decided to take a dip in the bay. To my amazement the water around me exploded in a brilliant blue aquatic fireworks display. This was my first experience with bioluminescent plankton.  

The Bio-Orb is a constant reminder to me of that special time. Once you receive the plankton, It will take about 5-6 days to get them on their natural  circadian rhythm of 12 hours of daylight (NOT direct sunlight) and 12 hours of darkness. But you’ll know when they are ‘ready’ because a lightning-like flash of brilliant blue light will fill the orb when you grab it. Gently sway it from side to side to continue to activate their unique communicative powers.

You now have one of nature’s miracles alive in the palm of your hand!”  

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Price Range Under $100
Age Range Teens

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