Your Account

(Your shopping cart is empty)

Store Categories

Newsletter

Email Signup





  Home > Classroom Equipment > Biology Kits & Equipment >

Small 5" Eco Pod



 
Small 5" Eco Pod
Our Price: $79.95

Quantity in Stock:(Out of Stock)
Availability: Available now. Special shipping conditions apply. See description text.
Product Code: 1704
Qty:

Description
 
  • Small, 5" Pod Eco-Sphere

The EcoSphere® is the world's first totally enclosed ecosystem - a complete, self-contained and self-sustaining miniature world encased in glass. Be wary of inferior and lower quality imitations. Easy to care for, an EcoSphere is an incredible learning tool that can provide powerful insights about life on our own planet... and provide a glimpse of technology that's shaping the future of space exploration.

But an Ecosphere is much more than a scientific breakthrough - it is a work of art. A living treasure to own or give to someone special. Each EcoSphere is carefully crafted to achieve an aesthetic, meditative beauty that can soothe any environment, including home, classroom or office.

Our ecosystems demonstrate in a most simplistic way the interdependence of animal and plant life with Earth's most precious element - water. Our products have been called science projects, the world's lowest maintenance pets, closed aquariums. They are in fact developments of space age technology initiated by NASA.

The Inside Story

Inside each EcoSphere are active micro-organisms, bright red shrimp and algae, each existing in filtered sea water. Because the EcoSphere is a self-sustaining ecosystem, you never have to feed the life within. Simply provide your EcoSphere with a source of indirect natural or artificial light and enjoy this aesthetic blend of art and science, beauty and balance.

Because the living resources within the EcoSphere utilize their resources without overpopulating or contaminating their environment, the EcoSphere requires no cleaning and only minimal care. EcoSpheres have an average life expectancy of two years. However, it is not uncommon for shrimp populations to be thriving in systems as old as 7 years. EcoSpheres are available in either pod or spherical shapes, in a range of sizes. EcoSphere Associates can also custom design and install larger ecosystems for home and business use.

A Glimpse Into the Future

The EcoSphere is the result of technology developed by scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. NASA was researching self-contained communities for space explorers to live in during long-term space flights. Out of this research came the EcoSphere - an ecosystem of animal and plant life in perfect balance.

SPECIAL SHIPPING NOTE

Because of the live nature of the Ecosphere, they are shipped directly from the manufacturer. Due to the added expense of overnight shipping and other arrangements there is a flat shipping rate of $38 for this EcoSphere for the continental US. To order, you must have a valid email & phone # so that we can contact you to make shipping arrangements. Ecospheres are shipped with signature required. Although shipped overnight, EcoSpheres will not be shipped immediately, as we must make arrangements for shipping and delivery.

Email a question about this item

Accessories
Small 4" EcoSphere Extra Large 9" Eco Sphere Medium 5" EcoSphere Large 7-1/2" EcoSphere Eco Sphere
Our Price: $79.95

Add
Our Price: $539.95

Add
Our Price: $199.95

Add
Our Price: $289.95

Add
Large 7-1/2" Eco Pod
Our Price: $199.95

Add

Share your knowledge of this product. Be the first to write a review »