DinoPet 产品 透明 6x6x3
What is the Dino Pet? The Dino Pet is a living, interactive 'pet' that photosynthesizes during the day and glows brilliantly when you play with it at night. The alluring blue glow emitted by the Dino Pet is bioluminescence, made from microscopic sea life called dinoflagellates. By using sunlight, water and nutrients, instead of batteries or electricity, the Dino Pet allows you to hold one of nature's most magical occurrences in the palm of your hand. 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 instills a sense of wonder in people of all ages.
Optically clear, apatosaurus-shaped micro-aquarium Includes living, bioluminescent dinoflagellates Includes Dino Food to keep your Dino Pet glowing bright Size: Approximately 6"x3"x6"
Your Dino Pet lights up in response to mechanical stimulation — shaking! Give your Dino Pet a little shake to see the beautiful bioluminescence of the dinoflagellates within. Make sure to play with your Dino Pet in the darkest room possible. Even a small bit of ambient light can mask the bioluminescence. (Important note: Dino Pet only lights up when shaken...at night...in a dark room.)
The Dino Pet produces natural light - bioluminescence
The Dino Pet grows by using sunlight or artifical room lighting - photosynthesizes
The Dino Pet is educational and fun
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.
Describe your product in 3 words.
smart fun natural
How did you come up with the idea for this product?
trying to produce a natural practical light source
What makes your product special?
it’s a glowing dinosaur
What has been the best part of your startup experience?
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First, you need to abandon your expectations before you can enjoy the concept. These are live animals that require time and money to maintain. They need to be fed and kept in a suitable environment (that means the right temp. And lighting). It's not a magical glowing night light that requires no effort to maintain. That being said, they don't necessarily require any upkeep between feedings once you've found a suitable place to keep them. The fact that they bioliminesce at all is incredible, but the reality is, they're only going to emit a brief flash of light when agitated at night. The blue light is beautiful- especially when you see it for the first time. I give mine a little shake almost every time I pass by it at night and it never gets old.
Second, they're expensive pets... but they don't have to be. It's recommended you feed them every 7-10 days, but that's ridiculous. I empty out about a 1/4 - 1/5 of the culture every month or so and replace it with fresh medium (their food). Thats all they really need to survive. You can probably even stretch it to a month and a half if the population isn't too dense. Instead of pouring the dinoflagellates down the drain, you can use that to start side cultures in other containers such as an erlenmeyer flask or bottle. Now, the initial cost is kinda expensive, but after that, you can get around buying the expensive "dino food." I instead use a medium from Carolina Biological Supply Co. thats specifically made for these kind of dinoflagellates, and it's a whole lot cheaper. Instead of paying $15 (not including shipping) for a 200 mL pouch of BioPop "dino food" I get a 1 L (1000 mL) bottle of "Bioluminescent Dinoflagellate Medium, 1 L" sold by Carolina Biological Supply Company here on Amazon for about $30 including shipping. So instead of paying $7.5 per 100 mL ($15 ÷ 200 mL) plus shipping for "dino food," you can buy esentially the same thing for $3 per 100 mL ($30 ÷ 1000 mL).
All things considered most people will really enjoy the dinopet. If you're naturally curious, a smart shopper, and willing to put in the minimal effort to maintain the dinopet, then you're going to love it just as I do.
The Dino Pet is more like a real pet in that you have to keep feeding it every so often, it must be placed in a well-lit area (but not direct sunlight) during the day, and then it needs to be kept in a dark place at night.
If I hadn't received this product for free to test it, I would be very disappointed. It's not a product that can be used right away and when you run out of food, or the flagellates die, or both, you will need to buy refills. $70 is a lot of money to pay for this kind of thing and I just can't recommend this at such a high price.
1. As they note, it's a living thing! You have to feed it their "Dino Food" every month or so to keep it alive. Included one but I hear more are sold separately. Just know it's not fully self contained and won't last a super long time without the refills.
2. As a living thing, it requires equal time in the light and dark. So it kind of needs care in terms of placing it somewhere to get good light but it's not really that bad (just so direct sunlight as they say).
3. Does it light up like the picture? Yes and no. The luminescence is super cool, but it only lights up when the flagella (sp?) are agitated. They'll light up bright for a second or two then go back to black. Then you can do it maybe 4-5 more times and it gets weaker until you can try again a bit later. So it's not a nightlight in any regular way--you have to agitate to get the effect and then it goes away after a pretty brief while.
All in all, it's a super cool little toy and a real pet to have in your home. Biopop has done a fine job to get this phenomenon in a bottle for your home use. The light isn't a constant on, and you have to continually refeed (every 4 weeks I think?) to get the effects, but as Spinoza so aptly said, "All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare". Props to biopop to make such a product so I can have this little guy by my bedside.
The dinopets glow when you shake them for a split second, not all the time at night. The instructions were clear and easy to follow when setting up.
I got a follow email a few weeks later from Jack asking how my dinopets are doing and that if they're not alive or healthy, a new patch would be sent free of charge. You can tell they really care about their customers.