Enter Jellyfish Art, a Florida-based company that is bringing the ridiculously simple joy of keeping Moon Jellies to thousands of hobbyists each year. Jellyfish Art manufactures specially designed cylindrical aquariums (called kreisels, German for "carousel") without obstructions that keep Moon Jellies suspended in the water column continuously. Usually kreisel tanks are only seen in public aquariums, research laboratories, or in the homes of very advanced hobbyists, but Jellyfish Art's endeavors now make owning an aesthetic display kreisel easier than ever. Eager to learn more about their unique design and what it takes to successfully maintain and reproduce Moon Jellies, UMAC invited Jellyfish Art to come speak at a meeting this fall. Last week, Jellyfish Art came through with an excellent presentation on Moon Jelly life cycles and captive care, plus a few awesome surprises at the end!
UMAC is extremely indebted to Jellyfish Art for their willingness to support our organization. A special thanks goes to all of the staff of Jellyfish Art who came to campus and gave their time to educate club members in this unforgettable meeting. Don't forget to go check out Jellyfish Art's official website: jellyfishart.com and stay tuned for more UMAC happenings this semester, 'cause we're not even closed to finished yet!
P.S. The kreisel design aquariums that Jellyfish Art produces are kind of a big deal. Their cylindrical shape and gentle flow makes these tanks ideal for keeping all sorts of marine pelagic species, not just Moon Jellyfish. The fact that these systems are now available on a hobby-wide scale is more than impressive, it's potentially revolutionary.