for a new science project? Or
a pet that no other kid has? How about a fun and exciting
project as well? Then
Triassic Triops are perfect for you.
Itís the science project that comes to life!
Over 208 million years ago, even
before dinosaurs ruled the earth, there was
the Triassic Period.
Triops are animals from Triassic period
that lay eggs (just like most fishes). The surprising part is that the
Triops egg can remain out of the water for many years and it still will
hatch and produce baby Triops.
These little 3 eyed acrobatic creatures live
and can double in size each day until their full adult size is
crustaceans are similar
to a miniature horseshoe crab that can be
found in oceans today. With these creatures
we are letting you bring the Triassic
Period to your own home!
Triops are perfect for your science project.
Following are some of the questions that can be investigated as the
subject of your science project.
How long it takes the eggs to hatch?
How big can they grow?
What the best climate and
water temperature is for them.
How long is their life span?
condition is best for growing Triops?
eggs, food, water conditioner and instructions is available
at MiniScience.com for $7.50.
This is a good science project for
ages 8 to 16.
Rinse your tank with distilled water. You
can use spring water if distilled water is not available. Never use tap water! It is
toxic to them because of chlorine that is used to disinfect water.
tank with distilled water. Spring water can be used if distilled
water is not available.
Never use tap water.
a thermometer in the tank. If you are using a stick-on thermometer, Peel off the
back of the thermometer and attach it to the outside of the tank. Check the
not close the lid of the tank or cut a 2-inch whole in the lid to permit
fresh air to
reach the Triops.
Place the tank in a undisturbed spot where it can maintain a
constant water temperature between
74-80 degrees. The tank should be exposed to direct sunlight and/or a cool
fluorescent lamp placed about 10 inches away from the tank. If possible
leave the lamp on at least 12 hours a day.
Make sure the tank
water temperature is in the correct range and then add your Triops eggs. As the Triops are in the water be sure to check the
morning to make sure the tank is not too hot or too cold. check the temperature again
you are buying Triops eggs or a complete Triops growth kit from
More in depth directions are provided in your package.
|This basic Triops
package includes more than 20 triops eggs, plus Triops food, water
conditioner and instruction sheet. $7.50
|This standard Triops
kit includes more than 20 eggs, plus Triops food, water
conditioner, tank, thermometer and an instruction booklet. $12.50