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candoo
17th Mar 2005, 08:33
Got a curious birthday present - desk top sea monkey kit!!!!!!

I'm actually getting a little excited about setting it up :O , they are going to be so cute and my best friends and everything!

Anybody out there offer any advice, the container looks a bit small for adult monkeys when do I need to upgrade? The instructions say I should feed them only once a week but I think this is a typo and it should be once a day. It's a miracle of nature that a monkeys formative days are spent in a marine environment, guess that's why they are called sea monkeys! Most importantly when can I start giving them bananas?

All top tips appreciated.

UL730
17th Mar 2005, 09:23
Tried one of these kits and the first six weeks were quite fascinating. We all wondered in total amazement as these tiny eggs grew and grew.

http://www.latestbuy.com.au/img/productImages/seamcopy1.jpg

....................however, after 6 months it turned into a total nightmare and it has become a real problem around our household. Aggressive, smelly and eats voraciously.

http://www.theforbidden-zone.com/images/ursus2.gif

You have been warned


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FLCH
17th Mar 2005, 11:03
Don't foget to throw a banana in the tank to help them grow!.... don't let 'em too big though as they typically will throw their turds at you when they can...

Pablo Martin
17th Mar 2005, 11:08
Started trying to grow them with a friend as she got a kit for christmas. It said in the instructions bout sterilising, and then waiting 24hours...

Well lets just say we were impatient!

But basically it does well to do what it ses in the instuctions lol!

Awww... poor sea monkeys! :{

PM

Stoney X
17th Mar 2005, 11:34
candoo, the feeding once a week is not a typo. My daughter had some a while back. If I remember correctly they lived for about 6 months until the largest and oldest one died. And we were still on the first tiny packet of food.

Regards
Stoney

candoo
17th Mar 2005, 11:50
UL730 - thanks for the advice, I hope the gene pool in mine was of, shall we say, better stock.

Stoney X - only 6 months clearly you followed the typo, I have on good authority that young monkeys can be fed bananas within 3 months, you were still on the first tiny "baby" food packet. Did you not notice the stunted growth by then, my God!

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17th Mar 2005, 14:41
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Solid Rust Twotter
17th Mar 2005, 19:28
Set up a marine tank with a couple of sea horses. They quite like to nibble on the odd sea monkey and it beats trawling for Daphnia at 5am.

Flypro
17th Mar 2005, 19:52
Try this link for a 21st century fishtank
http://secure.gadgets.co.uk/mini-micro-usb-aquarium.html