Brachionus plicatilis (L-type rotifer)

Reed Mariculture supplies pure cultures of a strain of Brachionus plicatilis (L-type) with a typical lorica length of about 160 µm. This species is euryhaline, capable of thriving in salinities of 5-40 ppt. It is available in quantities from 1 million to 1.5 billion, concentrated and packaged into "breathable" bags.

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Prices and Shipping Times

Millions of Rotifers Price Approximate Shipping Time
1 million $20 1 - 3 business days
5 million $75 1 - 3 business days
10 million (bulk) $100 (volume discounts available) 1 - 5 business days

For more information about working with rotifers, see our rotifer support pages.


Brachionus rotundiformis (S-type rotifer)

S-type rotifers are cyclical parthenogens - meaning they alternate between sexual and Asexual reproduction - which allows them to rapidly colonize an environment given favorable conditions. Brachionus rotundiformis been used with great success in the larval culture of more than 60 species of marine finfish and 18 varieties of crustaceans.

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S-type rotifers provide an excellent food source for hatchlings due to the following attributes: