From the Manufacturer
Triassic Triops products are an award-winning line of educational science kits that feature playful shrimp that look like horseshoe crabs and date back to the Triassic Period in fossil records. Millions of kids have brought these prehistoric monsters -- also known as dinosaur shrimp -- back to life simply by adding water to the eggs of these “living dead” wonders.
What exactly are tripos? -- Triops are crustaceans that can be traced back to the prehistoric times. These three-eyed creatures grow up to 3 inches in length in their 20-90 day life span, sometimes doubling in size in a single day! -- Triops are brightly colored due to hemoglobin in the blood and pigment in their connective tissue. Very resourceful, they obtain oxygen from the water through their feet and sometimes swim on their backs, sweeping food into their mouths using their many lets. These intriguing creatures make great pets as they are very interesting to observe. -- This kit includes everything you need to raise 20-30 triops. The eggs will hatch within 18-48 hours of receiving your kit. The included tank measures 11" x 6-1/4"x4-1/2" and includes everything you need to make your triops feel at home: dark beads, gravel, a nutrient pack, a fossil replica, food, a magnifying ruler, and a booklet full of potential experiments and information as well as the triops eggs. -- Not exactly cute and cuddly, triops still make great pets -- providing lots of opportunity for learning and observation. -- Triops Refill Packages are also available if extra eggs are needed. -- Resources: -- Where do Triops grow?