Aquatic Research Organisms, Inc. (ARO), established in 1985, continues to supply quality test organisms to the environmental industry. Laboratory reared freshwater cultures of Daphnia magna/pulex, Ceriodaphnia dubia, Pimephales promelas, Hyalella azteca and Chironomus dilutus/riparius/tentans are available year round, on demand. ARO's seacoast location ensures a continuous supply of natural seawater for culturing Menidia beryllina and Americamysis (Mysidopsis) bahia. Field collected marine organisms such as Ampelisca abdita, Fundulus heteroclitus and Mytilus edulis are seasonally available.
ARO has responded to the challenge of meeting the needs of our clients by keeping abreast of protocol revisions and new regulations. Recent additions to the ARO product line include; the estuarine amphipod Leptocheirus plumulosus, the freshwater annelid Tubifex tubifex and the terrestrial annelids, Enchytraeus albidus (white/pot worm) and Eisenia foetida (red/manure worm). See the price sheets for a more complete list of available organisms. If you don't see the species required for your study, please contact ARO.