Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Here at The Hollar Observer, we don't just observe the universe through a telescope. We observe everything. Today our Triops eggs arrived. Triops are a type of shrimp dating back millions of years before even the dinosaurs. The eggs arrived in "suspended animation" and can remain this way for over 25 years. Oddly, their lifespan is just a few weeks to a couple months but can grow to 3 inches in that short time. The package claimed to contain 30 to 50 eggs, but I counted over 70. So follow as we hatch and grow these ancient creatures.

1 comment:

  1. Hi,
    I am interested in knowing how your triops turned out. I just hatched some a week ago and they are a lot of fun to watch. How many different species have you observed? I can count at least 3. One looks like the posted picture above, a second looks much paler, slimmer and longer (it likes to swim on its back all the time), and the third is without a tail and it swims upright in a crooked way.
    Thank you!