By breeding primeval crabs, your children will develop social responsibility. From hatching to the end of life – they take care of a living creature. Because Triops live very short lives, the children do not develop too strong a bond, as they would with another animal. The species Triops longicaudatus grows very fast and is sexually mature within 14 days.
After that, the Triops females start laying eggs in the sand. More precisely, they bury them in the sand. When the last Triops population has died, you can dry the eggs, freeze them and use them for a new breeding. Triops longicaudatus are comfortable with a temperature in the range of 25° C and can be bred with still mineral water, distilled water or river and lake water.
Experience primeval times with your children – in your living room!
“Triops longicaudatus Red” fact sheet:
Phylum: Arthropods (Arthropoda)
Subphylum: Crustaceans (Crustacea)
Size: 5 to 7 cm
Life expectancy: approx. 60 to 90 days
Temperature: 25 to 28° C
Scope of delivery:
- 1 x egg-sand mixture (breeding kit)
- 1 x Faunabox 18 x 12 x 14 cm
- 1 x pipette for cleaning
- 1 x sachet of staple food
- 1 x sachet Spirulina powder (young animal food)
- 1 x sachet of aquarium sand (gravel), 200 g
- 1 x Breeding instructions (in English)