Triops have been in existence for around 220 millions years already. Nowadays, not only have they been lingering in outdoor ponds and pools, but they have also built their habitat in human homes. However primitive Triops may be they are truly viable candidates for instant pets which are easy to take care of.
As you start your biological experience in taking care of Triops, there are preliminary instructions that need to be looked at. Triops are fresh water organisms which mean they cannot survive in salt water. In taking care of them, make sure that the water being used in their tanks are distilled; even spring water is alright when distilled is unavailable.
There is a possibility that the hatching and growth of Triops may be hindered for different reasons. Usually, if the tank that you provided is larger than 1/2 gallon or 2 liters, it is likely that the Triops will not hatch. Make sure that the tank that they are placed in is just the right size for them.
In addition, make sure that the temperature of the water is only right, around 22 to 25 degrees Celsius. Although the tanks must not be placed in direct sunlight, it should still receive enough light even from an alternative source. Consequently, if the temperature of the water is lower than the prescribed state, then such may not supplement the hatching of the Triops.
In any way, if foreign objects are added to the tank, it is likely that these things may affect the hatching and growth of the Triops. Plants and perhaps alternative sources of oxygen may be harmless but other objects than those may greatly interfere with the Triops' natural development.
Triops are essentially low maintenance organisms which are easy to hatch and grow. After filling your tank with the eggs of the Triops, there is a minimum waiting period of 18 to 30 hours for them to hatch depending on the temperature. The eggs may die if the temperature falls under 22 degrees Celsius. Always be careful in handling the tank since any sudden shaking or disturbance before the eggs have hatched may immensely affect their growth. As the eggs hatch and reveal minute Triops, there are still unhatched eggs that may be stuck in the walls of the tank. To clean these unhatched eggs, you can add more distilled water during the following two to three days.
- The Life Cycle of Triops
- Growth Cycle of Triops
- Behavior and Senses of Triops
- Anatomy of Triops
- Diapause: A Great Phenomenon
- Natural Habitat of Triops
- Importance of Triops
- Instant Pets at Home
- Preparing the Appropriate Habitat for Triops
- Hatching Triops
- Caring of Triops
- Triops and Their Food