1 packet of Triops cancriformis - Beni-kabuto ebi albino eggs.
Triops Beni-kabuto ebi is a Japanese subspecies of Triops cancriformis.
They are without pigment and appear red due to the hemoglobin in their blood.
Some interesting information about Triops.
- The name Triops means three-eyed. Two visual, and one is a light sensing eye.
- Triops are an ancient creature that roamed the earth before the dinosaurs. Fossil records show that Triops date back 220 million years ago; in the Triassic period; and appear virtually unchanged even today. This is why Triops are considered living fossils today.
- Triops live in seasonal pools. Their secret to surviving to present day, is that their eggs enter a state of diapause; suspended animation; in the dry season and can remain like this for many years. They hatch when the rains and conditions are right to start their life cycle over again. Depending on the species, hatching can occur in as short as 1 day to 10 days.
- Triops grow very quickly, almost doubling in size a day until adulthood. Depending on the species, Triops can grow 2" to 4" in length.
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