Isochrysis Galbana Starter Culture (250 ml)


Starter cultures are grown in UV-Sterilized, 1 micron filtered synthetic seawater (salinity 1.025) using silica-free fertilizer.  Our starter cultures are packaged at the late exponential growth phase and shipped immediately without any cold storage.  If you don’t plan to start a culture upon receipt, then the starter culture can be refrigerated for future use for up to 90 days.  We recommend shaking the cultures weekly to avoid settling which can affect viability.  Please note that refrigerated cultures will have a delayed early growth phase.  Isochrysis Galbana cultures started with refrigerated starter cultures will have a significant lag period and may become fainter during this time.  Consequently, allow time for these cultures to recover and enter the exponential growth phase.