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Here is a young Triops swimming around his (or her) tank. The hatching rate of Triops is very low compared with Sea Monkeys. Out of half a packet of Triops eggs, only 6 hatched, and only 4 grew to the visible-to-the-unsquinting-eye scale. The other day (Saturday), I moved the 4 remaining Triops to the big 2.7 Gallon tank, but now only two are left. These are the biggest ones, one of which can be seen swimming around in the video. The others didn’t get sucked up into the pump intake (I checked
Because I can’t stop at just one… News of the Shrimp World!
1. The Barnacle was released safe and sound back on Ocean Beach. 2. Triops (square tank on the far right) have hatched, but they’re quite small for now, so I didn’t take any closeups of these guys. There are about five of them in there. 3. The Original Shrimp People of the first colony are doing well. They’ve grown to their adult size, and the males have hilarious looking mustaches. 4. This week, I pop
I’m going to say that all of the events I’m about to describe are pure fiction and never really happened (I wish).
So, this past weekend of Friday 13th I picked up a barnacle on Ocean Beach. I thought it would be a great addition to my brine shrimp tank, but I was wrong.
First, before placing it into the tank with shrimp, I did a bit of research to see if barnacles are carnivorous. It turned out that they’re not. They’re filter feeders, rel