DisiAq Reproductive Activation Kit
For Research Use Only

Product Code: BMP1009

This is a supplement kit for inducing reproduction and enhancing fecundity (number of offspring) under experimental conditions in animals, by the addition of a reproduction-enhancing supplement mixture into the water in which the animals live or from which they drink

BMP1009: 10 bottles, 2 per day. (Bottles to be kept out of strong light.)

Please read this web page carefully before considering purchasing the DisiAq Reproductive Activation Kit, BMP1009 (pronounced 'Ten-O-Nine').

As a first step consider why your species of interest is failing to mate, breed or produce sufficient offspring. If the reason is underlying pathology (e.g. malformed sperm, polycystic ovaries, intercurrent disease), then this kit will most likely not correct the problem, as this product is not a medicine or a medical device. If underlying pathology is not suspected as the cause of a lack of mating, reproduction or fecundity, then this kit might be appropriate for your use.

Apart from being fundamentally healthy, animals should be on an adequate plane of nutrition, i.e. they should be fed properly to meet the extra demands of reproduction. Inducing animals to breed that are inadequately nourished can lead to the production of impaired offspring.

What the DisiAq supplement mixture is envisaged as doing is pressing the RESET button on reproductive systems that have gone into POWERSAVE mode for whatever reason (e.g. lack of appropriate environmental cues in the case of conservation species or delay in breeding activity beyond the optimum age), as well as boosting reproductive systems that are operational but underperforming. DisiAq seems to do this via an exotic nutraceutical (i.e. functional food) effect, saying "The conditions are right now to start breeding or to breed more".

Using the product

DisiAq is intended for research use only. Responsibility will not be accepted for misuse of the kit or its components. When using the kit an exploratory attitude is recommended, as the optimum approach may vary across phyla and species. That said, we urge you to stick carefully to the main suggested protocol, which describes administration via water, as it is has been developed as a result of years of work.

The kit is in an easy-to-use format and provides for dosing on five consecutive days. A balanced two-part system is used involving adding Liquid Activator on each day to that day's Solid Components.

The kits have been developed for inducing reproduction (i.e. the production of offspring) safely in animals in laboratories, aquariums and zoos and in agricultural, veterinary and other experimental settings. The kits may be used in hard-to-breed species for reproductive activation (i.e. to initiate mating behaviour and stimulate procreation) or in easier-to-breed species to augment fecundity (i.e. increase the number of offspring).

DisiAq may be added safely to the aqueous medium of organisms such as nematodes, amphibians, water snails and fish or to the drinking water of terrestrial animals (including birds and aquatic mammals, which latter should be treated as terrestrial animals).  The product has also be used successfully in frogs, via misting onto the skin. Ambient microorganisms in the experimental system should be unaffected by the treatment.

The use of DisiAq in large animals needs to be thought through carefully, as recipients may become excitable.

The health & safety status of this product is 'No hazards known, predicted, detected or likely; non-toxic'. No special protective clothing, gloves or eye protection are required when using this kit. In case of contact with skin or eyes, simply rinse off with water; medical advice should be unnecessary. In the event of accidental human ingestion, no medical measures should be required, though contraception can be considered. No dangerous products of decomposition are known, predicted or likely. The supplement mixture degrades to non-specific nutrients and other inconsequential materials in a day or so, representing no environment hazard.

Instructions and guidance on using the product are contained in the pack leaflet supplied with each kit.

General considerations

DisiAq has been shown to work in invertebrates (e.g. entomopathogenic nematode worms) and vertebrates (e.g. teleost fish), so the response to the product is evolutionarily conserved. Yet bacteria and other microorganisms have been shown not to be susceptible to DisiAq. Response to the product may thus be a feature of multicellularity, though whether all multicellular organisms will respond or just the more complex forms is not currently known.

For aquatic species, the DisiAq reagent mixture may be added directly to the water in which the organism dwells. Where there are separate sexes both males and females should be exposed to the DisiAq reagent mixture, preferably at the same time in the same tank. Exposure of one sex only may not deliver the desired result: ideally this is a his & her's treatment. After the dosing period, the breeding pair or colony should be subject to minimal disturbance.

Administration of DisiAq to terrestrial animals is recommended to be via their drinking water rather than in food, except for top predators (e.g. tigers, sharks, sting rays) which can take a food item without chewing. 

For terrestrial species, as with aquatic species, both males and females should be treated, preferably at the same time; not one sex alone. After the dosing period, the exposed animals should be subject to minimal disturbance.

To reiterate what was emphasized above: the DisiAq reagent mixture is not the solution to reproductive pathology, as it is not a pharmaceutical formulation or a medical device. But it is a potential answer to (non-pathological) reproductive quiescence or unproductivity. It could be a call to romance for the organisms in your care.

Whether you use our kit or not in your breeding work, good luck!


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