Wednesday, 2 July 2014


    The maxima and plaetensis Were eleven species classified in the genus spirulina powder. There is now agreement That They are in fact Arthrospira; nevertheless, and somewhat confusingly, the older term Spirulina Remains in use for historical reasons.

Arthrospira are free-floating filamentous cyanobacteria Characterized by cylindrical, multicellular trichomes in an open left-hand helix. They Occur naturally in tropical and subtropical lakes with high pH and high Concentrations of carbonate and bicarbonate.
Arthrospira platensis Occurs in Africa, Asia and South America, Whereas Arthrospira maxima is confined to Central America. Most cultivated spirulina is produced in open channel raceway ponds, With paddle-wheels used to agitate the water. The largest commercial producers of spirulina are located in the United States, Thailand, India, Taiwan, China, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Burma (aka Myanmar) Greece and Chile.

Spirulina thrives at a pH around 8.5 +, que will get more alkaline, and a temperature around 30 ° C (86 ° F). They are able to make Their Own food, and do not need a living organic carbon or energy source. In Addition, spirulina Have to not have an ensemble of nutrients to thrive in a home aquarium or pond. A single nutrient feed for growing Spirulina

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