|Molecular Formula:||CaCl2, CaSO4, NaOH, Agar, MgSO4|
|Used For:||Killing Aiptasia and Anemonea|
|Caution:||Avoid eye contact|
|Material Safety Data Sheet:||Calcium hydroxide|
Aiptasia-X is a commercially available product from Red Sea for the elimination of pest anemones such as Aiptasia sp. and Anemonea sp.. The solution is drawn up into a syringe then injected on top of the anemone so that the anemone consumes the resulting mass / blob. The difference with Aiptasia-X is that it contains a binder to ensure that it does not disperse (agar), a desensitiser (magnesium sulphate) and a feeding inducer.
According the the patent for the product, it consists of ".... Table 1 lists the typical amounts used to prepare a composition including bait, a binder, an anemonescide and a desensitizer, wherein the anemonescide is calcium sulphate or calcium hydroxide formed from calcium chloride and sodium hydroxide, agar serves as both bait and binder, and the desensitizer is magnesium sulphate. ...."
- (http://www.freepatentsonline.com/y2010/0310679.html): Ram, S., Novel compositions for control of malicious marine anemones, United States Patent Application, Patent Application No. 20100310679, 2010.