Triassic Triops DLX

Triassic Triops DLX

# 031945

Our Price: $17.05
Retail: $18.95
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Item #: 031945
Grades: 1-AD

Product Description:

This inexpensive basic kit contains everything you need to raise a family of Triops, including a covered tank, Triops eggs, food, nutrient packs, thermometer, fossil replica, magnifying glass/ruler, gravel, and glow beads.

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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Category Description for ZOOLOGY / ANIMAL LIFE:
Primary Subject
Science
Grade Start
1
Grade End
AD
EAN
767968930168
Format
Habitats
Brand Name
Triops
Weight
0.95 (lbs.)
Dimensions
6.0" x 11.0" x 4.75"
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We've hatched these before and they are very cool to watch. Similar to brine shrimp. Very cool critters for little critter lovers!
Sarah E on May 2, 2020
We've hatched these before and they are very cool to watch. Similar to brine shrimp. Very cool critters for little critter lovers!
Sarah E on May 2, 2020
winter fun
Chelsea M on Oct 4, 2016
winter fun
Chelsea M on Oct 4, 2016
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