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Just came across a few pics I don't believe I posted before. These are from my last Triops batch - pretty sure I took the pics in October '17
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Great pics, strange looking creature
It turns out pics were taken on 25 September 2017....looks they are mating in the second pic
If anyone is interested in trying to raise Triops and stay low budget - I was in a Hobby Lobby store today and several packs in the "Toyops" brand line were marked down to $1.99 on clearance.
Very cool .
How long do they live for you ? I have read they only survive about 35 days and then you need to harvest and hatch the eggs ??
Depending on the species some can live up to or a little past 120 days. Eggs need to be dried out or they won't hatch. I let my tanks dry out and sit for a few months
Space provided these will be a winter fun project for me .
After a good deal of my life with fish [35+ years] I look forward to keeping a form of life I have not yet.
These just seem too cool to pass up.
Which sp. lives the longest?
Thanks for sharing man.
I refilled this and my fairy shrimp tank 2 weeks ago - lots of little things swimming around in the Triops tank. None of them are Triops, though. Haven't managed to get any good pictures yet, but will keep trying.
Just when I gave up on seeing anything and was going to hatch new eggs, fairy shrimp started showing up everywhere - at least 20 Branchinecta mediospinosa at last count. Started seeing seed shrimp as well today.
Will probably end up buying one or two more small tanks to start hatching out the new species.
Noticed 2 females with egg sacs in the Branchinecta mediospinosa tank - looks like I'll get to raise a third generation.