Giant Microbes Algae Anabaena

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 Giant Microbes Algae Anabaena

When Giant Microbes approached me with some new launch microbes I instantly fell in love with these. Here we have the Giant Microbes Algae Anabaena, and what a cutie this is as well.

Who would have thought that slimy horrible green gunk you find all inside your grandparents fish ponds can be as cute and cuddly as this.

Putting that aside, did you know that Algae was one of the very first microscopic photosynthetic organisms on the planet. No i don't know what photosynthetic means either, but what I do know for a fact is that without Algae, without these little cute beauties there would not be enough oxygen in the world and we would all die. Bet you didn't know that!

Anyone for a pool party? These guys are always ready to show up! Learn who you're swimming with before you dive in.

Anabaena is a genus of blue-green algae, called cyanobacteria. It’s found in lakes, ponds, and gulfs all over the world. They thrive in places that have lots of sun, nutrients, and little wind or tide.

Anabaena got its name from its migration habits. On warm days, the algae rises up to the surface. It comes from Greek roots “ana-“ and “bainein”, which means to rise up or walk up. Some species produce toxins that can cause irritation in humans, such as rashes and dizziness.

The first documented case of toxic blue-green algae happened in 1878. Livestock and pets to became sick and died around Lake Alexandria in Australia.

Giantmicrobes are based on actual microbes, cells, organisms and other critters, only 1,000,000 times actual size!

Original: 12-20cm

Plush from all new materials. Stuffed with polyester fibre fill. Surface washable: sponge with water & soap, air dry.

Every product meets or exceeds U.S. and European standards for safety. For ages 3 and up.

All Giant Microbes come with a printed card with fascinating facts