If I'm noy Wrong the pod farm is a system that helps you breed amphipods. The abalone is a kind of shellfish (which I like to eat :) ), its shell colours depend on the food it eats, if you feed it different foods, layers of colours will be formed.
My octopus came the next day after I had ordered it. I ordered the "kit" so that I had clams to feed it. It's been 3 months now and he's doing great!
I just ordered the pod farm. It comes with a HUGE clump of macro and about 100 pods (guessing, but it's alot!). These look like a mix between a shrimp and a pill bug. Green, and the biggest is about 3/4 of an inch long.
I'd definatly recommend them to anyone as I've had tons of positive contact with them, and most importantly, my octo is alive!