Triops Again

BillynJennifer
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Starting a new batch of Triops. Hopefully I can raise them to adulthood this time.
 
PeauMon
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I'm not gonna lie but Triops gives me the chills, I find them very creepy like it's going to grab your feet and devoured it slowly while you're in agony of pain... Sorry but goodluck on raising them! Thinking about their appearance gives me goose bumps
 
Milliemae124
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Good luck
 
Keystone
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Good luck - be sure to post lots of pics!
 
JoeCamaro
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Good luck this time.
I have some triops eggs as well, maybe I should try to hatch them too.
 
BillynJennifer
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I'm not gonna lie but Triops gives me the chills, I find them very creepy like it's going to grab your feet and devoured it slowly while you're in agony of pain... Sorry but goodluck on raising them! Thinking about their appearance gives me goose bumps
They don't bother me as much as those micro crabs do. They look like little spiders.

Good luck this time.
I have some triops eggs as well, maybe I should try to hatch them too.
I picked these up at Hobby Lobby. They're supposed to be the ones that grow to an inch and a half to two inches.
 
Milliemae124
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They don't bother me as much as those micro crabs do. They look like little spiders.
Yes I agree, I hate spiders!
 
BillynJennifer
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Yes I agree, I hate spiders!
I got bit by a Black Widow a few years back. Since then, spiders freak me out.
 
Milliemae124
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I got bit by a Black Widow a few years back. Since then, spiders freak me out.
Oh no I bet that hurt! I once had quite a large spider crawl up my leg and that’s when my fear of spiders began
 
BillynJennifer
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Oh no I bet that hurt! I once had quite a large spider crawl up my leg and that’s when my fear of spiders began
It felt like I had a charlie horse over my entire body.
 
Milliemae124
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I hope your ok now!
 
BillynJennifer
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75g Discus Tank
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Are you going to feed them to fish?
 
BillynJennifer
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Are you going to feed them to fish?
No. They're just another wet pet.
 
Keystone
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Probably won't refill my vernal tanks until May. In addition to the one my triops showed up in the second tank held the fairy shrimp Branchinecta mediospinosa. If nothing hatches out in a month my next two egg sets are Branchinecta mackinI & Streptocephalus siamensis.
 
BillynJennifer
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My first batch didn't make it. This is my second batch. I've got 4 of 9 that lived.

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BillynJennifer
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These two are the last of the Triops that hatched. I moved them into their new digs tonight.
 
Milliemae124
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They are cool!
 
Dandelion-Dream
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I'm going to start a Triops setup soon. Good luck with your shrimp!
 
BillynJennifer
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I believe the Triop on top is a Cancriformis and the one on the bottom is a Longicaudatus. The bottom one has reached its full size because it's stopped growing. The top one is still growing.

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BillynJennifer
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BillynJennifer
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I don't think I've ever saw a male Triop, so this is the first. Unfortunately, my Triops have reached the end of their life. I'm going to dry everything out and start again.


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VeiltailKing
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Hey there!! It’s been a while since I’ve been here. I just thought I’d pop in to share my triops
I bought a little triops kit at Hobby Lobby and honestly didn’t expect much from it. However, I got two triops to hatch and they are growing very nicely!

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I used to have 4-6 others but I think these ones ate them as they were quite small... Anyways, they got a nice container upgrade today. I think it’s safe to say they’re happy? It’s hard to tell
 
goldface
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They'd be just as happy living in a bird bath or a puddle on the side of a road. I'm slightly exaggerating, but you get my meaning, I think.
 
VeiltailKing
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Successful molt from tonight!! Must’ve happened right before I came upstairs.
 
VeiltailKing
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They'd be just as happy living in a bird bath or a puddle on the side of a road. I'm slightly exaggerating, but you get my meaning, I think.
I’m sure they would be haha I’ve noticed they are extremely hardy (hence why they are for kids) Nevertheless they are a fun way to venture away from just fish and shrimp for a while.
 
BillynJennifer
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Once they've died off, dry your substrate, add water, and you've got a new generation of Triops.
 
MissNoodle
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Ooooh these are really cool! They look like minI horseshoe crabs
 
VeiltailKing
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Ooooh these are really cool! They look like minI horseshoe crabs
That’s what they remind me of as well!!
 
goldface
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They always reminded me of sand rays from the show Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.

I’m sure they would be haha I’ve noticed they are extremely hardy (hence why they are for kids) Nevertheless they are a fun way to venture away from just fish and shrimp for a while.
You may be interested in fairy shrimp too. They are seasonal creatures as well.
 
VeiltailKing
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One of my triops is beginning to dig around in the sand a lot. I believe this is a sign that it’s about time to lay eggs, right?
 
coralbandit
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Sounds very cool .
I almost got some years ago ..
I think they don't last long after eggs are laid ?
How long have you had them ?
 
VeiltailKing
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Sounds very cool .
I almost got some years ago ..
I think they don't last long after eggs are laid ?
How long have you had them ?
I’ve had them for about two weeks. I was reading up on it and found that they only last a few weeks after laying eggs. But if I care for the eggs properly I should have plenty more!
 
H Farnsworth
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Can these be put in a community tank? Or are they aggressive?
 
BillynJennifer
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Can these be put in a community tank? Or are they aggressive?

They are not aggresive with the exception of other Triops. Your fish in a community tank will eat your Triops pretty quickly.
 
H Farnsworth
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Cool
 
H Farnsworth
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is a dry phase required for eggs to hatch?
 
BillynJennifer
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is a dry phase required for eggs to hatch?

Sometimes, Triops will lay eggs that will hatch without a drying out phase. It doesn't happen often. The drying out phase will give you a much better chance of having new generations hatch out.
 
richiep
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I found getting them through the first week was a challenge once that's was done its pretty good, never had eggs hatch without drying out but know of cases where it as happened, eggs can stay dry for 20+ years and still hatch when conditions are right, although they are sold in toy shops I found it very frustrating to get them going, reading this as got me going again ive got a few thousand eggs here so after xmas ill start again, most come from Vernon pools Australia but here in the UK we have a place in Scotland where they still survive
 
richiep
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I’m sure they would be haha I’ve noticed they are extremely hardy (hence why they are for kids) Nevertheless they are a fun way to venture away from just fish and shrimp for a while.
why they class these as kids projects I don't know, I tried with rain water,bottled water, ro water, tap water with different wattage bulbs and can honestly say the air was blue, even after I got them hatching in ro water i'd only get 4 or 5 out of a hundred or more eggs put in
 

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