Triops are freshwater crustaceans that look like Horseshoe Crabs or Trilobite fossils from rock shops. Due to their existence for about 300 million years, Triops are considered to be living fossils. The dinos were here when the dinosaurs came, they were here when they went, and they are still here.

Whether you are growing them at home or in the classroom, triops are simple and fun to grow. In your high 100% acrylic tank, add the included environmental sand and Triops Eggs, then fill it with distilled water. Don’t wait any longer.

Coolest things about Triops:

One of the coolest things about Triops is that they actually have three eyes. They use their middle eye to detect sunlight so they know which way is up when they’re swimming in murky water. If you have your Triops in a dark room, you can make them swim upside down, on their side, and even flip with the flashlight.

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Despite laying eggs in drought-stricken ponds that may not see water for decades, Triops have survived for millions of years. Scientists call Triops eggs in a diapause state, which means they can survive for decades in a dry state.

Scientists have successfully hatched Triops eggs that were over 70 years old. After the rains come, the eggs hatch within 24 hours, and the baby Triops double in size each day until they reach about two inches in length. Adult Triops lay their own eggs after reaching full maturity. At the end of their natural lives, they die between 60 and 90 days later, leaving behind their eggs to dry out and begin a new cycle.

Triops Diet:

The tribes are omnivores; if there is no other food available, they eat each other. Natural habitats include plant matter, algae, daphnia, and mosquito larvae. Their appetites are enormous, and they eat continuously so that they can grow and breed quickly. Triops have a really short lifespan, which comes as no surprise.

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