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Old 10-22-2013, 10:31 PM
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I totally want some.
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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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I want triops. I'm seriously tempted to go buy some now.
All of you need to buy some and share my nerdiness. I even got the BF all interested in them. He thought they were a silly idea at first.

I will say that the triops forum helped me a LOT with getting started. I didn't join it or anything because it's defunct and overridden with spam for kitchens (?) but there's still a wealth of info there if you poke around and use the search feature when needed. Here's a few notable threads you guys can look at.

http://thetriopsforum.com/index.php?showtopic=410

http://thetriopsforum.com/index.php?showtopic=52

http://thetriopsforum.com/index.php?showtopic=872

This site's also great, though not completed: http://mytriops.com/

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News of the day: Now that the egg sacs are visible to the naked eye and I've monitored for a few days, I've confirmed it: Bacon is male! All the laying behaviour I saw was simply instinctual. No egg sac = male. Proof! (You can also see his poor straight battered tail.)


Runt's been digging a lot of egg holes tonight. Deep holes. So deep that its carapace pops up, it's cute.


Bacon tried to help a little. Incredible that Bacon and Runt are essentially the same size now.


Pickle's loaded with eggs again tonight, too. Can't wait to harvest the eggs when all is said and done!
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Old 10-23-2013, 11:43 AM
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More sad news: Pickle has been spending the morning slowly dying. It's just sort of on its back, wiggling its legs every so often.

It's oddly tough to watch. It's not like can really do much for it. I may just flush it with the next water change and put it out of its misery.

Poor thing. Runt and Bacon are doing well though.
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Old 10-23-2013, 11:47 AM
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The triops are so cool! I doubt I'll ever get any of my own, so it's really interesting to follow this thread. I'm excited to see how harvesting the eggs goes!

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More sad news: Pickle has been spending the morning slowly dying. It's just sort of on its back, wiggling its legs every so often.

It's oddly tough to watch. It's not like can really do much for it. I may just flush it with the next water change and put it out of its misery.

Poor thing. Runt and Bacon are doing well though.
That's so sad Poor Pickle.
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Old 10-23-2013, 12:02 PM
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Dammit Allie why am I sad how dare you allow me to get attached to tiny little sea creatures with such short lifespans!!!
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Old 10-23-2013, 12:32 PM
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Dammit Allie why am I sad how dare you allow me to get attached to tiny little sea creatures with such short lifespans!!!
Tell me about it! Maybe my mistake was naming them.

Now Runt is sitting upside-down flitting its legs around like crazy. Maybe my water is messed up! I dunno. Ack!
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Old 10-23-2013, 02:07 PM
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I don't think I can do it. I'm far too sad about Pickle and Runt.
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Old 10-23-2013, 02:12 PM
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Awww, I've been following this and grown far too attached. Poor Pickle and Runt!
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Old 10-23-2013, 03:45 PM
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Runt's a goner, and Pickle too. Hell of a day in the triops world.

Bacon seems to be going strong, but now I've lost all my egg-layers. I mean, it's okay because they've already been laying for 4-5 days, but still!

Runt died inside the t-rex skull, so I haven't fished it out yet. That's going to be annoying.
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:26 PM
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Noooo, Runt was my favorite
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:47 PM
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This thread convinced my boyfriend to let me do a triops tank!
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