|Sizes||Giantmicrobes are based on actual microbes, cells, organisms and other critters, only 1,000,000 times actual size!
Gigantic (GG) 16-24"
XL (XL) 10-15"
Original (PD) 5-8"
Keychain (KC) 2-4" with clip
|Materials||Plush from all new materials. Stuffed with polyester fiber fill. Surface washable: sponge with water & soap, air dry.|
|Packaging||Each plush microbe includes a printed card with fun, educational and fascinating facts about the actual microbe or cell.|
|Safety||Every product meets or exceeds U.S. and European standards for safety. For ages 3 and up.|
All about Vibrio Fischeri (Vibrio fischeri)
|Description||Vibrio is a type of bacteria found in temperate and subtropical waters. Vibrio is responsible for its bioluminescence (its ability to light up!) and is often found in fish. This explains the bioluminescence of decomposing fish and of glowing fish sticks. Vibrio also has a relationship with the Hawaiian squid, Euprymna Scolopes -this squid has a light organ, aided by vibrio, which helps to protect the squid from predators.|
|Where It Lives||Vibrio fischeri are natural inhabitants of seawater but can also be found in fresh water.|
|Fascinating Facts||Though Vibrio Fischeri cannot cause any human illnesses, Vibrio vulnificus (V. vulnificus) and Vibrio parahaemolyticus (V. parahaemolyticus) can cause symptoms from diarrhea to skin lesions and takes the life of 100 people each year in the United States.|