Triops! Do you have these? Join the Triops Thread! *Triop Pics!*

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Chickenfan4life, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. Chickenfan4life

    Chickenfan4life Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 28, 2012
    Planet No
    About Triops:

    Triops are small, crustacean-like creatures that somewhat like miniature horseshoe crabs. They are living fossils from the dinosaur age. Hatching them is easy, as long as you have the right water and the temperature in the water is right. Then, all you have to do to hatch them is put the eggs in the water and let them hatch. It takes about a day.

    Triops are carnivorous little creatures that love to eat blood worms, shrimp, and smaller Triops. That is why your Triops have to all be the same size in order to co-exist.

    Triops grow to be about 2-3 inches. They have a very short lifespan of about 1-2 months, if you're lucky. Then they die. [​IMG]

    Triop Care:

    Triops are relatively easy to care for. They will eat blood worms, small shrimp, and other Triops, along with their special food that comes in the packet that you buy to get Triops. When transferring Triops to another tank, the water must be the same temperature as the water they were previously in!!!!!!! Otherwise, they will die!

    To house Triops, you will need a small plastic container such as a Tupperware container. Put a little sand in the bottom of your chosen container, pour the right water into the container, wait for it to reach the right temperature, which is 75 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit, and add the Triops.

    Or, you can buy the Smithsonian Triop Kit:


    When they hatch, Triops double in size every day for 14 days, then they stop growing and you are free to enjoy them until their 1-2 months is up. Then they die naturally.

    Why Try To Raise Triops:

    Triops are a lot of fun, and actually very cute if you see a three-eyed crustacean as something that's cute. They are very busy little creatures and very unique. They aren't something you can just buy at a pet store, either. They are bought as eggs and therefore, you get more attached to them because of the 24 hour wait until they hatch.

    Now, enjoy these Triop pictures!

    Triop Pictures:

    Full grown Triops.

    Now, if any of you are raising Triops, please do post in this thread. Thanks for reading! Bye!
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    How interesting! I've never kept them but they do look quite unique.
  3. Chicken Frenzie

    Chicken Frenzie Chicken Whisperer

    Nov 2, 2010
    Wow! I've never seen those animals before, they're very different! I like them!
  4. Daddas1Punkin

    Daddas1Punkin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 9, 2012
    I'm going to try again, I haven't had any luck yet, thank you for all the info!
  5. Chickenfan4life

    Chickenfan4life Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 28, 2012
    Planet No
    Your welcome!
  6. moneyman123

    moneyman123 New Egg

    Dec 26, 2013
    Have you ever had triop eggs in the water have white hairs growing on them? What are these things?

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