Chesapeake Cultures

Aquatic Organisms for Toxicity Testing and Research

Chesapeake Cultures, Inc.
P.O. Box 507
Hayes, VA 23072


Tel: 804-693-4046
Fax: 804-694-4704

Chesapeake Cultures is located near the York River in Gloucester, Virginia, and has been producing bioassay organisms since 1987. We ship to clients throughout the United States and Canada, as well as other international locations. Multiple generations of the highest quality fish, amphipods, mysids and daphnids have been produced at our facility. As a result, our culture methods are finely tuned and the quality of our animals is consistent.

  • Pimephales promelas (fathead minnow)
  • Hyalella azteca (freshwater amphipod)
  • Daphnia pulex (water flea)
  • Ceriodaphnia dubia (water flea)
  • Cyprinodon variegatus (sheepshead minnow)
  • Americamysis bahia (mysid shrimp)
  • Leptocheirus plumulosus (saltwater amphipod)


  • High quality known-age organisms at competitive prices
  • Standardized culture methods, defined diets
  • Overnight live delivery guaranteed (domestic shipments)
  • Rush orders usually accommodated, no minimum order
  • Animals handled and packaged with utmost care


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