Trioptica - Gigantic Triops

Trioptica - Gigantic Triops

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Item #: 019609
Grades: 3-AD

Warning
Choking Hazard
  • Small parts Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Description:

Normal triops are about 1.5 long, but these jumbo-sized guys can be about 2 when fully grown! Contains eggs, food and instructions.

Category Description for Triops:

If you want a pet and you aren't allowed to have one or you just love strange-looking creatures, you're going to love Triops. Triops are small swimming crustaceans which resemble horseshoe crabs. They have three eyes, a round shovel-shaped exoskeleton, and a shrimp-like tail. Because they look prehistoric and in fact are identical to their long-fossilized ancestors, they are sometimes called "dinosaur shrimp." In the wild, Triops live in shallow ponds, which dry up seasonally. However, their eggs are able to survive for months to years before the pond fills again. What makes them gratifying as pets is that they hatch in 18-48 hours, quickly grow to their adult size of 1-2 inches, and have a lifespan of 20-90 days. Plus, they're easy to take care of, animated, and large enough to watch!

When getting started with your Triops, the manufacturer suggests that you boil bottled water and let it sit and cool before adding the eggs. Although they have added buffers to address quality inconsistencies in bottled water, this will help remove chlorine and any other impurities. You may also choose to try tap water, if you boil it and let it sit for 2 days in the light. Add only 25 Triops eggs at a time to the environment, in case there is an issue with the water and you need to start again.



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Primary Subject
Science
Grade Start
3
Grade End
AD
EAN
767968930434
Format
Other
Brand Name
Triops
Weight
0.1 (lbs.)
Dimensions
7.0" x 4.12" x 0.5"
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I've been raising Triops longicaudatus with my 9 year old daughter and we decided to try a larger species. Since this says giant I'm assuming they're Triops cancriformis.
Joseph O on Mar 16, 2021
My son has wanted triops since we went on a family vacation and saw them in a gift shop.. he's never forgotten them it seems. So bought the kit and also extra these extra Triops just to make a really fun gift.
Tamra U on Dec 1, 2020
I've been raising Triops longicaudatus with my 9 year old daughter and we decided to try a larger species. Since this says giant I'm assuming they're Triops cancriformis.
Joseph O on Mar 16, 2021
The ones I got for Christmas (from somewhere else) didn't hatch. So I'm trying again.
HPB Shopper on Jan 11, 2021
My son has wanted triops since we went on a family vacation and saw them in a gift shop.. he's never forgotten them it seems. So bought the kit and also extra these extra Triops just to make a really fun gift.
Tamra U on Dec 1, 2020
This is intended as a fun birthday gift.
Deborah M on Sep 15, 2018
son is extremely interested in these
Elaine W on Mar 16, 2018
using to supplement high school biology
Ryan R on Jul 24, 2017
The ones I got for Christmas (from somewhere else) didn't hatch. So I'm trying again.
HPB Shopper on Jan 11, 2021
This is intended as a fun birthday gift.
Deborah M on Sep 15, 2018
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Rated 4 out of 5
Fun science project
The kids have enjoyed raising them. Only 6 hatched, we did read and follow the directions. I would have given 5 stars had more hatched, but it didn’t say how many eggs were included either.
February 18, 2021
Purchased
9 months ago
Rated 3 out of 5
Only one hatched
I followed all the numerous directions, but only one hatched. It was surprisingly fun to watch her grow and swim. She lasted a couple of weeks. I'd do another batch, but would like to have more than one hatch.
February 11, 2021
Purchased
9 months ago
Rated 1 out of 5
Did Not Work for Us
These were a total dud... did not work at all. I may have just gotten a bad batch. Pretty disappointing.
May 28, 2020
Purchased
over 4 years ago


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