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Dino Pet (with Redemption Card)

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* BioPop, the producer of this product line, is NO LONGER AVAILABLE. 

* BioPop, the producer of this product line, is NO LONGER AVAILABLE.


Own Your Own Living Bioluminescent Pet!

The Dino Pet is a new kind of living pet that photosynthesizes during the day and glows brilliantly when you play with it at night. The alluring blue light emitted by the Dino Pet is bioluminescence, made from dinoflagellates — a type of single-celled plankton — found within the dinosaur-shaped micro-aquarium. The Dino Pet Gift Set includes a Dino Pet micro-aquarium and a 'Fill 'er Up' card that the lucky recipient can redeem for living dinoflagellates.

By using sunlight, water and nutrients, instead of batteries and electricity, the Dino Pet allows you to hold one of nature's most magical occurrences in the palm of your hand. Every year, thousands of people travel the world to experience the magic of bioluminescence in nature. The Dino Pet lets you bring this beautiful phenomenon into the comfort of your own home, and enjoy it night after night.

Far more than a toy, the Dino Pet is a contemporary living art piece, introductory pet, biological magic trick, conversation starter and science lesson that instill a sense of wonder in people of all ages.

  • Please note: A  redemption card for live plankton is included with this purchase. No additional fees apply. Live plankton are not delivered together with this product.  

The Dino Pet is designed to contain living organisms. Once you receive your Dino Pet and then activate the included redemption card online for your living plankton, the plankton (which mails separately) must ship via express delivery (typically 2 or 3-day transit time). Redemptions for the living plankton are fulfilled on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday only. If the redeption is order is placed after 12pm (PT) on Wednesday, the order will ship the following week.  Be sure to open the package immediately upon arrival and follow the instructions inside the Dino Pet box.

How to Set Up Your Dino Pet from BioPop on Vimeo.



Will I incur any additional shipping charges to receive the Dinoflagellates?

Customers within the US (including Alaska and Hawaii) will have the dinoflagellates and Dino Food shipped to their US address at no extra charge (FREE).  For Filler Up redemption outside the US additional charges and fees (duties and taxes) may apply.  Once you receive your Dino Pet, go online and redeem the 'Fill'er Up Card" to have the living creatures delivered to you.


What happens if my kids, my pet or I would accidentally drink these dinos?

While we recommend that you do not drink the dinoflagellates because they live in salt water that will probably give you a tummy ache, the Pyrocystis fusiformis species of dinoflagellates (aka phytoplankton) and filtered sea water used are nontoxic.


Will they harm my plumbing if I spill them down the drain?



How do I feed my dinos?

Customers redeeming the Dino Pet 'Fill'er Up Card" with receive both a pouch of living Dinoflagellates and a pouch of Dino Food.


What is the actual Dino Pet container made of?

The DinoPet is made of ABS plastic that has been tested and meets CPSIA compliance standards.  

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Price Range $50 - $75
Age Range Teens
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