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Old 10-20-2013, 09:24 PM
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Undergravel filters don't work with sand. Plus, if they dig, they'd uncover the thing. I can't use them in half my tanks because of fish that would dig down to them.

Sponge filters would do the trick. You can get them cheaply or make your own.

You could also try to do a sponge covering the filter intake.
Good idea! I may try that, especially if I continue hatching triops in the future. Thanks for the advice. I never keep aquatic pets so this is all new to me.

CharlieDog, I haven't been able to physically see an egg sac yet. Some folks on the triops forum have some good shots. I'll try and get one when I spot an egg sac!

ETA: In the meantime, this DeviantArt photo collage shows a triop with an egg sac! http://www.deviantart.com/art/My-triops-74702373

The laid eggs don't hatch until they've been completely dried out, then re-hydrated. So I can wait until the triops die out, then sift the eggs when I clean out the tank. Then you can either wait for them to dry completely, or freeze them for a few days to simulate a winter. Then you can start all over again if you want!
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:10 PM
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A spot of bad news from last night...

Either Lettuce or Tomato was cannibalized.

Found them pretty mangled. That'll learn me to remember to feed the triops every morning, huh?

I've decided to rename the remaining L/T to Pickle. Pickle is now the largest, almost 2 inches. Pickle wants you to see its mandibles.


Bacon's been a bit stunted by the filter incident. Also, it's tail sticks out straight and it swims like a drunk. It's actually kinda funny. No photos of Bacon today, but Runt heard that you guys wanted egg sac photos.




Runt delivers.
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Oh that is so cool.
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:21 PM
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Oh that is so cool.
It's tricky to explain, but they have two sacs, one on each side. They're little flaps that sit along the legs and periodically fill with eggs. They look round, but they're actually quite flat!
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:31 PM
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I totally want some.
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A spot of bad news from last night...

Either Lettuce or Tomato was cannibalized.

Found them pretty mangled. That'll learn me to remember to feed the triops every morning, huh?
I wore black for Lettato today. Poor Lettato.
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I wonder how much my work would panic if I had triops on my desk...haha. They are really cool.
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NEAT! I had some of these when I was a kid but don't remember if it went well or not.

I kind of want some now, **** it.

Loving this thread, please keep posting pictures. I can't decide if I think they're cute or creepy but I love seeing them!
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Old 10-22-2013, 11:35 AM
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I want triops. I'm seriously tempted to go buy some now.
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