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Triassic Triops DLX

by Toyops
$34.99 CAD

Embark on a biological adventure with this deluxe "triassic" Triops kit!  The eggs of these small creatures remain dormant for years, but when placed in water they hatch within 24 hours and grow to adulthood in just nine days.  They can grow up to 2" long, so they're easy to observe.

Triops are crustaceans that can be traced back to prehistoric times. Triops are brightly coloured due to hemoglobin in the blood and pigment in their connective tissue.  These three-eyed creatures grow up to 3 inches in length in their 20-90 day life span, sometimes doubling in size in a single day!

Very resourceful, they obtain oxygen from the water through their feet and often swim upside down on their backs, sweeping food into their mouths using their many gill feet.

Deluxe Triassic Triops includes everything you need to launch your journey into the world of Triassic Triops.  Hatch, grow, observe, experiment and document these ages-old creatures!

Product Features:

  • Our Triops are always lab-raised to protect both kids and the environment
  • Make great pets
  • Teach about life cycles, marine biology, and more
  • For children ages 8+
  • Use PETCO Beta Water sold in a ready to use bottle. Available at pet superstores to assure the health of your Triops

Package Contents:

  • 30 ~ 40 lab-raised eggs
  • Poly/acrylic tank
  • Food and nutrients
  • Glow beads for night observation
  • Gravel
  • Pipette
  • Strip thermometer
  • Fossil replica
  • Magnifying ruler
  • Complete guide with lab activities

Product Specifications:

  • Brand: Toyops
  • Item Number: ONTT93016
  • UPC: 0767968930168
  • Recommended for ages8+
  • Measures approximately: 00 x 5.00 x 7.00 inches
  • Weighs approximately50 pounds

If you want a pet and you aren't allowed to have one or you just love strange-looking creatures, you're going to love Triops.  Triops are small swimming crustaceans which resemble horseshoe crabs.  They have three eyes, a round shovel-shaped exoskeleton, and a shrimp-like tail.  Because they look prehistoric and in fact are identical to their long-fossilized ancestors, they are sometimes called "dinosaur shrimp."

In the wild, Triops live in shallow ponds, which dry up seasonally.  However, their eggs are able to survive for months to years before the pond fills again.  What makes them gratifying as pets is that they hatch in 18-48 hours, quickly grow to their adult size of 1-2 inches, and have a lifespan of 20-90 days.  Plus, they're easy to take care of, animated, and large enough to watch!