ALGAL MEDIA RECIPES
The culture media that NCMA uses (or has used) are listed below. Clicking on a recipe will bring up the NCMA's preferred method of formulation, as well as any usage notes the NCMA has made. Currently, the NCMA is using L1 and L1 derivatives instead of f/2 and f/2 derivatives. All of our seawater media, with the exception of YBC II, are made in natural seawater. The pH should be between 7.8-8.2 after seawater media that are autoclaved for sterilization reequilibrate to room temperature.
The NCMA can ship media formulation kits for the L1, K, and f/2 families, and also sells these media and their derivatives in premixed form in filtered seawater, etc. Please note that we have also included, as a resource, recipes that are commonly used, but not necessarily by NCMA.