Marine Algae

A-2650 CAULERPA PROLIFERA, a beautiful green marine alga, exhibits highly differentiated branchlets that spring up from elongated rhizoids. Chewing the leaves is reported to produce hallucinations. CAUTION! Plants also contain toxic alkaloids.

Each: 14.75

A-2670 CODIUM DECORTICATUM, a diffusely branching dark green fleshy alga that grows up right from rocks.

Each: 14.75

Sargassum FilipendulaA-2680 SARGASSUM FILIPENDULA, gulfweed, is a brown alga that is home to multitudes of little marine anmals. Berry-like bladders contain air, causing the plants to float when detached from their holdfasts.

Each: 14.75

 

A-2690 PADINA VICKERSIAE, a brown, fan-shaped alga with felted holdfasts.

Each: 14.75

A-2710 HILDENBRANDIA PROTOTYPUS, a pinkish, calcareous alga that grows on rocks and shells. It does well in a simple aquarium and does not require much light to survive.

Each: 14.75

A-2712 GRACILLARIA, a bluish green gelatinous alga used in making agar. One of the “edible” seaweeds, alleged to cleanse one’s system of toxic metals and radioactive wastes by the health food establishment.

Each: 14.75

Red NoriA-2713 RED NORI, Halymenia floridana and other species, that drift about with the tide. Considered a great delicacy in the Orient and Europe, this is one of the more eye catching species.

Each: 14.75

A-2714 LAURENCIA, gelatinous, tufted yelow and green alga that grows on grass flats.

Each: 14.75

A-2715 CLADOPHORA REPENS, a bright green filamentous alga which forms compact balls, thrives in cool water and bright sun light. Available November through April.

Each: 14.75

A-2716 POLYSIPHONIA DENUDATA, a filamentous red alga that grows on rocks and mussel shells in the winter.

Each: 14.75

Agardhiella TeneraA-2717 AGARDHIELLA TENERA is a gorgeous reddish purple, gelatinous alga that is extensively branched. It is one of the truly tasty seaweeds.

Each: 14.75

A-2641 SEA LETTICE, Ulva lactucathe bright green “sea lettuce,” is a nutritious source of protein Sea Letticeand vitamins for both aquarium animals and humans. Reported to have 31% protein, polyunsaturated fatty acids and vitamins A, B1, B12, and C, it thrives in sun-lit aquaria. Also rich in such minerals as iodine, nickel, potassium and others, sea lettuce adds a flavorful, aesthetic garnish to shrimp and seafood dishes.

Each: 14.75

A-2719 ENTEROMORPHA FLEXULOSA, a filamentous green alga that makes excellent sea urchin food.

Per collection: 14.75

A-2720 DIGENA SIMPLEX, a thick, hairy red alga that grows in thick mats and suppports a wide variety of small invertebrates. Summer through Fall.

Each: 14.75

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