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Swimming in phosphorescent algae in or near the UK?

I live in the UK. At some point this year I want to play with, and ideally swim amongst, wild phosphorescent (/bioluminescent) algae. Where and when should I go? [more inside]
posted by metaBugs on Mar 7, 2016 - 4 answers

Microscope fun for toddlers - household substances edition

Dear hivemind: I'm going to bring a 300X video microscope to my daughter's preschool. What easily obtainable substances will be super cool to view? Bacteria are too small, red blood cells are a biohazard. Toddlers could care less about onion skins, cork, and plant vasculature in my experience, and I am not doing anything that requires fixing/staining. [more inside]
posted by benzenedream on Nov 12, 2015 - 21 answers

Re-booting our aquarium

Mr. brilliantine keeps a freshwater fish tank that I've also grown attached to over the years. Sadly we just lost Big Guy, his pleco. He thinks he got him around 1997, so he definitely had a good run but it's still another indicator that the tank is not as healthy as it has been in the past. We've got a few extra stubborn fish hanging on but we've also lost several over the past year. Please help us figure out how to fix this so we can have a flourishing tank again! [more inside]
posted by brilliantine on Jan 2, 2014 - 7 answers

How on earth did this project cost $100 when cast acrylic costs $$$$?

Quick question. Say you were building this algae reactor, which the guy claims he built for 100 bucks. But you're pricing out the same cast acrylic tubing and it costs more than $85 a foot, putting the price of the tubes at hundreds of dollars. Is there a secret source of 3' long, 3.75 OD cast acrylic tubing? (By the way, it has to be cast acrylic. Not extruded.)
posted by sunnichka on Apr 19, 2013 - 10 answers

Help us not die of green gunk poisoning.

Is this green film at the bottom of my Keurig water tank going to kill me? [more inside]
posted by kythuen on Nov 21, 2012 - 8 answers

What are these green spheres in my water?

I have green spheres in my water pitcher. Can someone help me identify them? [more inside]
posted by woolite on Nov 26, 2010 - 16 answers

What can you see in satellite photos?

Satellite photos: what interesting features can be seen or measured in them (or other aerial photos), and where can I get a supply of images? [more inside]
posted by k. on Sep 30, 2009 - 12 answers

What the funk?

[WaterFilter] What is this slime that accumulates in my toilet? [more inside]
posted by at the crossroads on Sep 1, 2009 - 8 answers

Help me with pressure and busting cells?

Nerdy-science-geek question: What kind of pressure am I looking for if I want to bust algae cell walls by sending a algae-concentrated liquid through a small aperture? I mean, behind the aperture, size of aperture, etc....knowing that the sudden reduction in pressure *should* bust things up. Any thoughts? Of course, I am wondering about doing this in terms of what I've read, and may experiment with in future, but don't have firsthand knowledge of. Thanks in advance!
posted by Kickstart70 on Jan 28, 2009 - 12 answers

Dump my delicious chowder down the sink or down my throat?

Should I eat it filter: Can of Bumblebee whole baby clams. Dumped them into my chowder only to notice that they looked a bit green. Google indicates this might be algae in their tummies? Should I eat them? Chowder is currently simmering, but will be tossed if that is what I need to do.
posted by silkygreenbelly on Jan 12, 2009 - 15 answers

Green algae on concrete floor - removal tips?

Outside on the concrete floor of the back yard, it's all green and slippery. What to do to get rid of the algae? [more inside]
posted by jamescridland on Feb 10, 2008 - 13 answers

Please help me find this sci-fi story again.

Do you remember a sci-fi short story about the last man on earth and suspended animation and the evolution of algae? [more inside]
posted by Specklet on Jul 31, 2007 - 4 answers

How to keep a turtle aquarium clean.

Is there a way to keep our office's turtle tank cleaner? [more inside]
posted by bchaplin on Jul 17, 2007 - 9 answers

How come my Britta is growing pond scum?

Why is there algae growing in my Britta? [more inside]
posted by mzurer on Feb 4, 2007 - 8 answers

Bet-settlin'-filter: Exponential pond scum growth?

Mrs. Everichon is convinced that there is a law or principle (as in "Foo's Law") which describes the phenomenon wherein a pond can take weeks to become 50% covered in algae, but then the remaining 50% takes only a day. [more inside]
posted by everichon on Jul 25, 2006 - 9 answers

How to clean a pond of algae?

Help me rebuild an ecosystem! I'm looking for a specific little algae-eater . . . [more inside]
posted by quadog on Nov 17, 2005 - 13 answers

NYC Vitra design shop, which sells plastic "algae" home decor/toy kits?

NYCers: Do you know about this 'vitra' design shop? Specifically, about this algae decoration stuff? [blatant plea inside] [more inside]
posted by freebird on Sep 8, 2004 - 2 answers

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