IAP Algae Paste

Algae Paste is a slurry of concentrated micro algae cells. Our algae is cultured by the batch system in mono-specific cultures. These batches are continuously monitored for quality control, and when they reach their largest volume, and are at their nutritional peak they are concentrated by high volume, continous flow centrifuges. This concentrate, or Algae Paste then has a food grade preservative added to it that ensures it a shelf-life of over a year.

 

Algae Paste is "instant" and can be used at any time. It contains a food grade preservative to maintain quality and freshness under refrigerated conditions so it can be kept for a year at 0 to 5 C. or two years at -5 C.

Algae Paste can be mixed in any concentration (density) to suite your needs. Simply measure the required milliliters onto a small mesh screen (80� to 202�) and wash gently through with filtered seawater, then add this to your culture tanks. The whole process takes as little as 10 minutes.

The following nutritional analysis was performed on
Paste that had been in storage for over six months:

 

Greenwater
Formula

Enrichment 
Formula

Starter 
Formula

Spat 
Formula

% Fat 

1.44 

6.6

1.91

1.61 

% Protein 

12.40 

14.3 

10.10 

8.00 

% Carbohydrate 

6.12 

13.8 

3.79 

2.73 

% Ash 

2.77 

3.9 

2.36 

2.30 

% Moisture 

77.27 

61.4 

81.84 

85.36 

kcal/100g Energy 

87.00 

172 

73.00 

57.00 

Starter Formula

Starter formula is a mixture of the small naked flagellates: Tahitian isochrysis, Isochrysis galbana, Pavlova lutheri, and Nannochloropsis oculata (sizes range from 2� to 5�). This combination of species has proven to be a more balanced diet than using a single species. It can be fed in conjunction with your cultured algae, as a supplement to your regular diet, or use it as a "stand-alone" diet. Its' small size and digestibility lends itself to a wide range of feeding applications. Cell densities are approximately 25 billion cells per ml. of paste.

Spat Formula

Spat formula is designed to be used as food for larger animals (bivalves over 200�). It is a combination of the diatoms: Chaetoceros-B, Phaeodactylum tricornutum, and the flagellate, Nannochloropsis oculata. Spat formula can supplement your regularly cultured algae or be used as a "complete diet" for your animals especially if fed in conjunction with Starter formula. Cell densities are approximately 10 billion cells per ml. of paste.

Greenwater Formula

Green water formula, Nannochloropsis oculata (2�), is used in the culture of early stage larval marine fish. Our Green water formula is designed to create diffuse light conditions for the first feeding of larval marine fish. Not only does it help to initiate first-feeding, it has acted to promote schooling activity and alleviate the problems associated with "nose-banging". Its' great fatty acid profile also means quality food available to rotifers in the tank. Cell densities are approximately 30 billion cells per ml. of paste.

Enrichment Formula

This Algae Paste formula is a mixture of Nannochloropsis oculata (which is very high in EPA) and diatoms (known to be rich in DHA) to produce an enrichment media that gives a 3 to 1 DHA to EPA ratio in rotifers.

Ongoing experiments at several labs are showing that it gives similar results with Artemia, copepods and ciliates .

The paste has an average of 6 billion cells per gram with an average size of 2.7 microns, and the sizes range from 1 to 7.5 microns

Enriched Rotifer's Fatty Acid Profile:

 

Fatty Acid %

Total Fatty Acid

mg/g

14:0 

9.56 

10.31

16:0 

22.38 

24.13

16:1n7 

7.61 

8.20

18:0 

2.88 

3.11

18:1n11 

1.27 

1.37

18:1n9 

2.83 

3.04

18:1n7 

1.63 

1.75

18:2n6 

1.46 

1.57

20:4n6 

3.70 

3.99

20:4n3 

1.74 

1.88

20:5n3(EPA) 

5.65 

6.10

22:5n6 

6.17 

6.65

22:5n3

2.32 

2.50

22:6n3(DHA) 

17.53 

18.90

We recommend using a blender for mixing the Enrichment Paste and adding 0.25 gm per litre for Artemia and 0.2 gm paste per litre for rotifers.

Two of the 
Continuous Flow Centrifuges 
we use to produce the paste.

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Greenwater, Enrichment, Starter and Spat Formulas(1 liter) 

 

 

 


 

 

We ship this product worldwide from our Canadian production facility or from our American warehouse. We normally ship with Fed Ex and the shipping cost within the continental US or Canada is $30 for the first unit and $10 for each additional litre. Check with us for pricing on larger volumes or for shipments to International destinations.

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