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Mixed Pond Culture

Avg. Ratings: 3.0 (1 Review)
Bring a pond inside your classroom. This comprehensive collection features a variety of organisms commonly found in a freshwater pond. Using the variety of specimens in this single jar, your students can discover the fascinating diversity of life that exists in a typical small body of water.
Includes algae, Protozoa, Hydra, Planaria, Daphnia and other common organisms.



Item # Description Unit Availability Price Quantity
470189-202 Live Mixed Pond Culture, Boreal
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I ordered 3 live pond cultures. One arrived and it was black. It smelled horrible because it started to die. The other 2 were ok but did not seem to have much in them. We saw paramecia, copepods, algae but really wanted to see hydra and did not. The water fleas were huge which was great. Last years pond culture were much better.
Reply associate Published 10/11/2017
Thank you very much for the feedback you provided regarding our Live Pond Cultures. We sincerely apologize that the quality of our product wasn’t up to your standards. Because customer satisfaction is our top priority here at Ward’s, we will be reaching out to you personally to make things right. Since Hydra feed on Daphnia we have found that if we don’t get the quantities of each organism just right, the Hydra eat all the Daphnia in transit. However, in your situation it seems that we were too conservative with the hydra quantities and you missed them altogether. Our laboratory team is aware of the problem and will adjust accordingly. We think an excess of debris fouled the media in-transit, causing the living organisms to expire. Neither situation is acceptable in our eyes, but please know we take your feedback very seriously and try to learn each time we fail. Thank you for taking the time to point out these instances, as your comments will improve the experience for both yourselves and future customers. Please be on the lookout for an email from us to follow up personally.
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