By breeding Triops, your children develop social responsibility by taking care of a living creature – from hatching to the end of its life. Because Triops live very short lives, children do not develop too strong a bond as they would with another animal. A magnificent specimen among Triops is the species Triops longicaudatus Red. It gets its red colour from its own blood due to a genetic defect. The Triops longicaudatus Red is an albino species of Triops longicaudatus. Since the “Triops Red” is only found in aquarium breeding, you will search in vain for it in the wild. The Triops longicaudatus Red is related to the Triops longicaudatus and can be kept together with it in a tank.
Then 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
- 1 x sachet spirulina powder
- 1 x sachet of decapsulated Artemia eggs (young animal food)
- 1 x sachet of staple food
- 1 x sachet of dried almond leaf pieces
- 1 x breeding instructions (in English)