zanthess: (cry)
Our triops died after eating some pizza crust.

A lesson learned and a start on generation II.
zanthess: (Default)
Alrighty, I was going to stick with just one pic, but three of them turned out so neat I must share:


A good pic to gauge growth.

rest under cut )

That's it! Enjoy!

Day 06

Jan. 20th, 2009 08:18 pm
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Always busy, always eating, always... growing.



Not much else to say really. Watched the inauguration, got a bad-ass migraine, and now I'm super out of it from my new migraine meds I got from the doc last week.

'ta

Day 05

Jan. 19th, 2009 10:21 pm
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Sorry this post is a bit late.

Been feelin' like absolute crap that was crapped out by crap, so I just spent some time absorbed in Puzzle Quest and watching these guys swim about.



Almost don't need a flash to get pictures of them now. They're running around so crazy, constantly looking for food and whatelse, I think of them like a spanish tv station. I have no idea what the hell's going on, but it's always interesting.

Day 04

Jan. 18th, 2009 05:27 pm
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The string of expletives that nearly left my mouth when I saw how much they had grown overnight. I think the two biggest have nearly doubled!



We also have a few babies still in phase 2 form, they should be taking adult form tomorrow or day after.

I think we have water fleas too, but that's ok. The triops will eat them.

EDIT: The two I thought that were in phase 2 form are not Triops, they're fairy shrimp, in the same gene-pool as seamonkeys. There are water fleas in there as well. They're only called water fleas because of their suddend movements up as they swim around. All can be found in the same habitat and can be food for triops. I keep learning so much!!!!! ^_^

Day 03

Jan. 17th, 2009 03:47 pm
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And still getting cuter. Some people didn't agree with me on the cuteness factor, but I'll let that slide. ;)


Day 02

Jan. 16th, 2009 03:20 pm
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They get so much cuter!

As I type this, I can officially count 4 of them, and two have already started getting a darker tan color. The two little ones swim on their back and are still clear, that should change tomorrow.


zanthess: (celebrate)
I bought my husband a Smithsonian triops set for Christmas. These guys are so cute and tiny!
Since they double in size for the first two weeks, I plan to document each day with a picture.
Here's the first:



Yeah, I know. It's a whole lotta nothin'.

They're about 1-2 mm in length right now, they're hard to keep track of with my eyes, but their little legs are going crazy all about. So adorable! ^_^

More information on triops can be found here.

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