Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Day 27, R.I.P. Triops

So Sunday morning before I was heading out to Portland to buy my commuter bike and inflatable kayak, I checked on the Triops and it was swimming happily... and when I get home it was upside down, not moving and looks like it's carapace shell was loose. my guess is that it died while trying to molt it's shell. This is a known thing about the triops as a cause for mortality.

Hopefully the next time around I'll get more than 1 hatchling and more success than 1 month. May the Triops rest in peace....

This was the morning picture I think

Scooped out the Triops so that it won't rot in the water

I will continue this post once the lil rascals hatch...

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