August 16, 2017

Biopod™, a complete micro-habitat, is set to launch globally on 17 July

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Company founder Jared Wolfe initially conceived Biopod to be a safe haven for endangered rainforest species, namely frogs. The goal was to re-create conditions found in the wild and assist in conservation projects to breed endangered species and release back into the wild.

After years of design and testing, Biopod launched a Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaign and raised over $1.2 million through over 1,200 backers. It’s since received huge exposure in North America and had further private equity investment to ensure Biopod is a worldwide success.

What is Biopod?

Biopod comes in 5 sizes and contains the latest technology to keep a wide range of pets in a perfectly controlled habitat with the use of a smartphone application. The systems include air and ground heating, UVA & UVB lighting through LED and cold cathode fluorescent lighting. They contain misting systems and even a camera which can be viewed through the app anywhere around the world. The Aqua and Aqua II models can be set up as a “paludarium” – part terrarium and part aquarium and these also contain an aeration unit. All features turn on or off throughout the day at set intervals pre-determined by the wild conditions for each species.

Smartphone Application

Biopod is a simple “plug and play” system. It can be taken out the box, plugged in and once connected to wi-fi, the application takes over and does all the work. Simply select the species from a broad list already populated by Biopod and the perfect conditions are re-created. What’s so special about this system, is that Biopod has worked with a team of biologists and conservationists who have taken readings of temperatures and humidity from hundreds of locations around the world. Importantly, those readings aren’t just what the weather channel will give you, they’re taken directly in the spots where the animals live, for instance under tree cover in a dense rainforest near a running stream.

For those who want to take over, Biopod also has a manual mode, allowing the user to adjust settings to their own specific requirements.

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