A bag of pond water containing a mix of species, including algae and protozoa. Exact composition varies throughout the year and also depends on exactly where the sample is taken from, surface vs bottom for example, if you have a specific requirement please contact us.
Collected fresh from a wildlife pond here in Shropshire. As well as our 'normal' wildlife pond we also have access to a duck pond which is very 'fertile', and at times smelly! If you would like 2 different water samples we advise purchasing one sample from each pond, otherwise please select the wildlife pond as this is most representative of a 'normal' pond. Please note that during times of avian flu we do not send samples from the duck pond.
100ml pack size.
Store outside in a cool shady spot, during times of extreme heat or frost we advise storing at room temperature. Use within 1 week for best results.
I just wanted to say thank you so much for the pond water samples. Our prospective students had a great time looking at them and it really got them talking to each other. We even had a baby newt! All the livestock has now been introduced to the chemistry technician’s new pond to hopefully have a happy peaceful retirement!
My request was dealt with very efficiently and I am very pleased with the excellent service. A member of staff was kind enough to accommodate a request to collect samples from the surface and bottom of the pond as well as take a picture of the pond environment.
Just bought two 100ml packs of pond water. The duck pond is alive with stuff the other pond is not quite as productive at the moment. Things change over time in freshwater samples with new species popping up over different times. Very helpful and will be using again.
My recent batch is a delight . After 7 days the pollution of different protozoa from the duck pond site is now giving a good population of paramecium and several other ciliates.When they first arrive the main organisms present in the upper sample give a rich mixture euglena and various motile algae
At the bottom of my sample jar besides the ciliates i have small colonies of vorticella My previous batch now over a month old as amoeba present in the remains of rotting algae at the base of the sample. The second sample from the field pond is at present providing euglena and several species motile algae
Pond samples generally ok in the beginning only one species of protozoa dominating the sample in th past week four other protozoans have appeared