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Friday, October 02, 2009

We are Growing Triops!

Remy received this "Sea Monster" kit this past Christmas. I decided it was time to actually grow the triops and break them out of their dormant little eggs!

We washed the sand and then filled the tank.


Remy was over the moon about this!


A little Team work to open the pouch...


Sprinkle in the mixture...


Remy thought he would see them hatch right then.


He kept watch day and night...see the little leg in the air? Cuteness


These guys hatched first and grew quickly. We think they are "Sea Monkeys" or fairy shrimp. Whatever they are the Triops ate them up. Eeek.


These are the first photos we could get, but they were still very translucent. You should see them now! I will get the Matt Husband to take new photos. They are too quick for me.



They are so cute now. They swim all around and grab the little balls of food in their feathery arms and hold them while they eat like little otters.

I am buying the children in each family I adore a triops kit for Christmas. It has been so fun. :)


Britwife said...

We bought a triops kit at the Minnesota Science Museum last year. I haven't had the guts to do it yet. They got huge! (They had a display at the museum of the little triops guys swimming around). They were the size of quarters - and the guy said that they get kind of aggressive with one another. I don't know WHY in my right mind I let the kids talk me into it. We don't even have goldfish for heaven's sake! :)

Mama Teaching 2 said...

Britwife!!!! They are so fun! Just do it!

Kristenph said...

These look fun! I've seen them advertised but never knew exactly what they were.

Rhonda said...

Well that is just the coolest thing. I love Remy's little excited leg sticking up in the air. Too funny!

Sybille said...

Great!! Does each of them get a name?

jugglingpaynes said...

Enjoy your triops! That was one of our favorite experiments! Ours lasted about three months. Make sure you feed them regularly so that they don't eat each other. :o)

Peace and Laughter,

Beyond Blessed said...

Wow! They are too cool! Justin loves them :) He said, oh mom, we have to get some!! I said, just wait honey, wait until Christmas ;) *wink*
I SO love Remy's leg up in the air! You have the yummiest and most beautiful boys on earth!!

Jolene (South Africa) said...

OH how cool!!! I've been threatening for ages to get the boys some, but just haven't gotten that far. Looks like your boys are thoroughly enjoying them too.

Butter said...

Triops are so fun!

Aliadelaide said...

Triops sound cool! We've had sea monkeys last for a couple of years.They were great,so easy to look after.Off to see if we can get Triops over here!