Smithsonian triops...sea monkeys-brine shrimp

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by LOVEMYCHICKS03, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. LOVEMYCHICKS03

    LOVEMYCHICKS03 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok I recently bought the Smithsonian triops so I put the eggs in and 3 days later babies!
    but the next day (today) I looked closely and realized they looked just like brine shrimp/sea monkeys and triops and sea monkeys/brine shrimp don't look anything alike so has this happened to you before?
     
  2. Q9

    Q9 General Headache

    I actually had the triops once; I have no idea if they looked anything like brine shrimp. All I know is that they all died five days after hatching.
     
  3. SillyChicken

    SillyChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm glad I didn't spend the $15 bucks on them then!! Thanks!
     
  4. bluesub

    bluesub Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One time I grew triops and they got really big (about an inch long). It was a really cool pet. The last time I tried I am pretty sure I got brine shrimp...
     
  5. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    I've heard that they are brine shrimp. I know they used to sell "sea monkeys" when I was a kid. I always thought they were something different? [​IMG]
     
  6. LOVEMYCHICKS03

    LOVEMYCHICKS03 Chillin' With My Peeps

    No brine shrimp are the same things as sea monkeys [​IMG] triops are totally different though [​IMG]
     
  7. bakerjw

    bakerjw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow... some of those critters get big

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