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 Triops? -- Triops are crustaceans that can be traced back to prehistoric times. Triops are brightly colored due to hemoglobin in the blood and pigment in their connective tissue. 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! 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 gill feet. Deluxe Triassic Triops includes everything you need to launch your journey into the world of Triassic Triops. Hatch, grow, observe, experiment and document these ages-old creatures.
• Deluxe easy view aquarium with lid (11" x 6-1/4" x 4-1/2")
• Magnifying lens/ruler
• Hatching dish
• 80 Triops eggs (lab grown and USDA inspected)
• Adult and Baby Triops food
• Thermo strip
• Decorative gravel
• Fossil replica
• Educational booklet
Benefit over competition – Eggs are grown indoors and never taken from nature.