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    You mean Sea Horses? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]

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    Sea Monkeys are small...I went on google and found out what Sea Monkeys are.
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    Quote (joseph @ Sep. 24 2003,12:52)
    Bought triops at walmart for the kids, three are still alive and fairly large, how do I breed the little critters?

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    Hello,
    Keep the water temperature fairly warm- around 75-80 degrees F. Put some peat moss or fine sand in a 1 inch pile on one side of the tank. The triops will breed, and dig into the soil to lay eggs. After your triops die (this could be in another month or two), wait about 10 days. Sometimes the triop eggs that have floated to the surface hatch. If no eggs hatch, drain out the water (don't let any peat/sand get out though! Then leave the soil under a bright light, outside in full sun would be best. if you want, get another batch of tirops form the store. it will take a while for these eggs to dry out. After about a month, put water into the container again. the eggs will hatch in 1-3 days. repeat! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] by the time these eggs hatch, the 'other' batch i recommended you to get when you first start to dry out the eggs will have bred and died. with two different batches you can make sure you always have some triops while the eggs from the other batch dry. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] Good luck!

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    There's actually a difference believe it or not between sea monkeys and brine shrimp.

    Sea monkeys from what i've heard are a little bigger and live a little longer. Kind of like the difference between getting a small plant from seed, or one from tc. Sea monkeys are the ones that are bred and i'm not sure if it's done genetically, been awhile since I did the research, but basically they're a little different. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]
    Lithops care info: If you take care of it, it will die.

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    A thing that is probably different about brine shrimp and sea monkeys is that sea monkeys are for fresh water (I think) and brine shrimp are saltwater critters. Oh, and you might want to put some coconut bark in triops water, they will eat it and it also conditions the water, but I don't know how coconut bark could do that. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    Brine shrimp are definitely salt water, they occur naturally in salt lakes where the salt level is EXTREMELY high. They need a lot of salt in their water which is why they die fairly quickly when you throw them into your aquarium as fish food.
    I always thought sea monkeys and brine shrimp are the same thing and I suspect that sea monkeys are also salt water, they are called SEA monkeys after all?

    Droseradude you are very correct in that triops are fierce, they are also carnivorous and cannabalistic. I have also bred them and they need to be separated from each other pretty quickly because they grow at different rates and the bigger ones eat the smaller ones until fairly soon you end up with just one big triops. At least that is what always happened with mine.

    Cheers, Troy.

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    Red face

    No kidding about "cannibalistic." I had these 6 triops, a little later, I only had 2. They eat the dead ones, too, very gross. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]

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    I have hatched out two packets of seamonkeys. My first colony died because my cosin knocked their container over, the second colony died out cause I left them on a window sill in the sun. They're not CPs so don't try that! I loved my seamonkeys while I had them, they're soooo fun. BTW it is true that some of the egg will hatch if you let the water evaporate and pour new water and some of the plasma II stuff, I got a whole new colony from the second packet that way. I've always wanted to get some triops (they look wild) ever since I found out there was such a thing. I think I'll get them from the fish catalog of Foster & Smith.

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    Hi,

    Brine shrimp and sea monkeys are the same thing. The size difference idea may come from the fact that San Francisco Bay brine shrimp -- which were the first commercialized brine shrimp starting in the 1930's -- are a slightly smaller strain of brine shrimp than the ones found in the Great Salt Lake in Utah -- which are the ones that are most popular today and are the ones most likely used for sea monkeys. If you want to check out a great sight for brine shrimp information (and great cheap fish foods) look at <www.brineshrimpdirect.com>.

    Bobby

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