Photo: A couple of my live shrimp resting on coral
I recently received a really unique and wonderful gift and I had to share it with you. This clear glass container holds a self-sustaining, mini-ecosystem with live miniature shrimp. Only light is needed to keep their world in a perfect plant-and-animal balance: algae and bacteria are eaten by the shrimp whose waste supports their regeneration. It is the perfect addition to my desk and a nice stress reliever!
Photo: Round EcoSphere (left); Pod EcoSphere (right)
If you would like an EcoSphere Pod, you can find them on Amazon or at Wind and Weather. They have them available in different shapes and sizes with prices that range from $59.95 to $149.95. Wind and Weather's site says to allow 1-2 weeks for delivery, and that a delivery signature is required.