I have not found them to be sensitive.
They only need soft water when hatching. They hatch fastest at around 76 farenheight, but they hatch fine at room temp, it just takes a bit longer.
They need soft water and a 24 hour photoperiod to hatch, but I've found that they are fine with any water that does not contain copper or chlorine in it once they are bigger.
When they are bigger, they are fine with ambient light.
I hatch them in less than 500ml of water, as it is much easier for the .1mm larvae to find food in 500ml than 20l of water. Then, I transfer them to a 20l aquarium with a filter, when they will not get sucked up by the filter.
To transfer successfully, you first need to add tank water to the hatching container over a course of several days, then when the hatching container is mostly aquarium water, pour it into the big aquarium.
I wish I could find some fairy shrimp in the wild. I'd love that.
Pebes: Funny, I decided to start Triops eggs today as well...
Millipede: Triops often die while molting, if and it will look just like that. Otherwise, they die of old age.
Fuzzy, what species do you have?
The kits have T. longicaudatus, which I've gotten to be 1.5" long (not counting tail). I've never heard of a 4.5" long (again, not counting tail) Triops in captivity! I have heard that T. numidicus can get that long in the wild occasionally though most are around 2.5" long...