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The Dino Pet is a new kind of pet that does not take batteries, it uses sunlight, water and nutrients that uses photosynthesis to provide a beautiful blue bioluminescence glow when you play with it at night. 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.
Dino Pet is more than a toy it is a living art piece, introductory pet, biological magic trick, conversation starter and science lesson so I knew it would be great to have for our classroom so we could have hands on experience with photosynthesis. The Dino Pet Kit comes with an optically clear, apatosaurus-shaped micro aquarium, living, bioluminescent dinoflagellates and dino food to keep them alive and glowing.
There is quite a bit of care involved in taking care of your Dino Pet, the same as with any other pet. The Dino Pet needs to live in a room that stays 65-75 degrees and is well lit, but avoid direct sunlight and putting it too close to warm lamps. When you first receive the Dino Pet it may take it a couple of days to settle in. Coming from a different environment where the sun rises and sets differently and just the stress of travelling means they need some time to get accustomed to their new environment before they may glow for you. To make the bioluminescence appear you just give the Dino Pet a gentle shake, these are living organisms so violent shaking can and will kill them.
The kids and I have had a great time learning and watching our Dino Pet. The only drawback that I hear from the kids is they wish it would glow longer. The Dino Pet will only glow for a few seconds, not even long enough for me to grab a quick picture, however it was a great learning experience for our homeschool classroom and is quite a conversation piece. Dino Pet can be purchased directly from biopop.com. Watch the video below for more info about Dino Pet and also be sure to show them some love on facebook and twitter.