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Media Kits / Media Add-Ins / Media Kit Upgrades

Frequently asked questions regarding UTEX's Media Kits, Media Add-Ins, and Media Kit Upgrades.

What is included in the Media Kits?
Media Kits includes all the necessary chemical components to prepare the number of Liters specified on the kit. All component solutions are shipped sterile ...
Thu, Sep 17, 2020 at 8:01 AM
What is the difference between the Media Kits and the 1-Liter Algal Culture Media volumes prepared by UTEX?
The main difference between the two is the total volume being shipped. Media Kits contain concentrated chemical components that when mixed with the appropri...
Thu, Sep 17, 2020 at 8:01 AM
Why does the Media Kit weight matter?
The lower total volume and weight means it does not cost as much to ship for the equivalent final volume. Starting in 2015, UPS and FedEx began calculating ...
Thu, Sep 17, 2020 at 8:01 AM
What are Media Add-Ins?
Media Add-Ins provide a nutrient boost to algal culturing media, or add a missing component needed from the original recipe.
Thu, Sep 17, 2020 at 8:02 AM
What are Media Upgrade Kits?
Media Upgrade Kits provide additional components needed to build upon a simple base medium. For example, Bristol Medium is the base-media component used...
Thu, Sep 17, 2020 at 8:02 AM
What Media Kits does UTEX currently offer?
10-Liter Media Kits - Prepares 10 Liters of media 10-Liter MES-Volvox Media Kit 10-Liter BG-11 Media Kit 10-Liter Bristol Media Kit 10-Liter Bold 3N Me...
Tue, Sep 22, 2020 at 11:08 AM
What Media Add-Ins are currently available at UTEX?
Sodium Metasilicate Add-In Solution - One bottle can provide a 200 µM silica boost to approximately 125 Liters of media.
Tue, Sep 22, 2020 at 11:08 AM