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    Anyone for animals from temporary vernal pools?

    So, if you read the title of this post, you will see that I am talking about animals from vernal pools. What are these crazy things?
    They include Triops, Fairy Shrimp, Clam Shrimp, and Brine Shrimp.
    I currently raise Triops.
    Do any of you raise them?
    I have some pics that I will post over the weekend....
    Hope I helped!
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    i'm dipping some triops eggs with the kids tomorrow. the directions that came with the kit are horrible though. will they do ok with ambient light @ 70 degrees?

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    Toyed with trying triops but haven't gotten ahold of any yet. Neat lil buggers.
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    Cool beans!
    When I was a younger man in the late '60's, I would wander down near the beach but far enough away no salt got to it from the ocean.
    Fairy shrimp were the attraction for us yungin's.
    Later in life I started breeding tropical fishes, the fairy shrimp became a vital part of rearing some of the baby fish.
    Alas, toaday when I visit these coastal vernal pools, no shrimp are present any more.
    I keep looking when I go back to the area as I love to kayak a small lake nearby.
    Very fond memory, thanks for the flashback!
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    I think triops are some of the most amazing animals on Earth. I used a kit once, but only one survived, and that one died when I tried to give it a bigger home. I'd love to learn how to raise them reliably. I still have eggs in the garage somewhere.

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    they are very sensative so you shouldnt use tap water or any hard water like cps they will die if you change water unfortunately.... only way is to just remove 20-25 percent of original water and add distilled water... hope it helped... i have some other species of triop which has bigger shell and green colored and black one and the one is 3 times bigger than the kit triops

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    I was just thinking of trying Triops again. They look like so much fun.
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    i tried triops once. i got one to grow to about a half inch then it suddenly died. like seemingly instant death. i was looking at it, walked away to do something then came back a few minutes later and it was dead. weird...

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