Aquatic Research Organisms

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Chesapeake Cultures Leptocheirus business acquired by ARO

After 30 years of serving the Environmental Industry, Elizabeth Wilkins of Chesapeake Cultures Inc. of Hayes, VA retired. On September 30, 2017 their doors closed for the final time.

On October 1st, 2017 ARO was ready to fill the void created by the closing of Chesapeake Cultures. ARO continues to culture the acquired Chesapeake Leptocheirus plumulosus stock. We have incorporate their rearing and processing protocols to insure that we provide you with same quality and consistent sized organisms you were accustomed to receiving.

In addition, ARO will honor Chesapeake’s prices to you though 2019, not only for the Leptocheirus but for any other species you purchase from us. We look forward to establishing a lasting business relationship with you.

I would like to take a moment to thank Elizabeth for the 30 years she has dedicated to this industry. I’m sure you’ll all join me in wishing her the best of luck in her retirement.

Thank you,

Stan Sinitski
President ARO 


Dear Chesapeake Cultures Customers,

We are excited to let you know that Stan Sinitski of Aquatic Research Organisms has acquired the Leptocheirus plumulosus portion of our business. As I’m sure you know ARO has many years of extensive experience supplying a full suite of bioassay organisms, having been in business since 1985. We are providing them with our Leptocheirus cultures and rearing and processing protocols, and I am confident that Stan and his staff will continue to provide high quality organisms for your ongoing testing requirements. He has offered to honor our pricing through 2019.

You will hear directly from Stan about this transition, and I encourage you to visit the ARO website for additional information:

We hope that this acquisition will assist you in ordering Leptocheirus without interruption after our October 1st closing date.

Again, all the best and thank you for your business and friendship over the years.

Elizabeth Wilkins
Chesapeake Cultures, Inc.