In college I took a self-guided tour of the campus with “Magentasaurus,” this water squirting dinosaur I’ve had forever. Turned out pretty cute - came across the album today, so here’s the 2008 flashback post of the…week?
The Dino Pet - A Self Sustaining Night Light
Designed by Yonder Biology (“The DNA Art Company”), the Dino Pet is a dinosaur-shaped habitat for a species of bioluminescent marine algae that photosynthesizes during the day and glows at night. “Dino” is actually a play on words, as the actual organisms contained inside the dinosaur-shaped model are called dinoflagellates and are known for their ability to glow when physically agitated (shaken). You might have already seen them in action as they live on various shorelines that cause the waves to glow at night. The organisms can live for 1-3 months but can potentially live indefinitely if the algae are supplied with the proper food and right amount of sunlight. I have a feelings these are going to be very popular but they aren’t ready for sale yet. The Dino Pet is currently funding on Kickstarter.
yeah yeah blah blah science. i just want it. so cute. gimme.