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3.0 out of 5 stars Short-lived but fascinating creatures, 14 Oct. 2008
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This kit allows you to hatch and rear specimens of Triops longicaudatus, the longtail tadpole shrimp. You simply follow the instructions in the kit (it's basically a case of adding some dirt which contains the eggs into a pot of water and putting it somewhere warm and light) and the T. longicaudatus soon hatch and start growing at an almost alarming pace. The relatively short life cycle makes it an excellent teaching aid for teaching anything to do with growth and development. T. longicaudatus are fed on small pellets of fish food or diced vegetables but can (and invariably do!) eat one another. After a few weeks, you're eventually left with just one very large specimen who has eaten all of his or her brethren. Although the triops don't live for very long (6 weeks or so), they're quite low maintainance and can make a good first pet to help you see if your child would be able to cope with something a bit more long-term, such as fish. Given the short-lived nature of the triops, I don't think I can justify the price of the kit, so it's not going to get a very high overall rating from me, but in terms of educational value and fun, it's excellent!
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