Triops Longicaudatus Arizona

  • Size: approx. 5 - 7 cm
  • Life expectancy: about 60 - 90 Days
  • Temperature range: 25 - 28 °C
  • Origin: America Arizona
Triops Longicaudatus gonochoric

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Triops Longicaudatus Arizona

This Triops species has its original home in Arizona, America. The long-tailed gill crab reaches an average body length of about 5 to 7 cm and can reach an age of 60 to 90 days under optimal care conditions. If you want to watch this freshwater crayfish growing up in an aquarium, you're really choosing a very interesting species.

The stages of development of Triops Longicaudatus Arizona

Triops have a rather short life expectancy compared to other species . This forces the small prehistoric crabs to develop relatively quickly and adapt as best as possible. Already one to two weeks after hatching, Triops are sexually mature. Then the female freshwater crayfish lays several hundred, so-called cysts, which are also called permanent animals. Oviposition of the about 0.25 mm large Triopseier occurs in the soil substrate.

Triopseians are waiting for favorable slip conditions

Triops Longicaudatus Arizona

In nature, triops often live in puddles that often dry out completely after a few days or weeks. But this can hardly harm the Triops eggs. The cysts can last for decades in dry mud and even in cold weather. Only when the puddle is filled with fresh rainwater again and the Triopseier come into contact with water, the slip is stimulated.

24 hours from the larval stage to the development of all details

Already one to two days after contact with water, the approximately 0.2 mm large nauplii (larvae) hatch. The larvae grow very fast especially in the first days of life. They initially double their body length every day, which is why the Triops Longicaudatus Arizona often skins.

  • Just three hours after hatching, you can spot your Triops in the pool as small, moving dots.
  • After 7 hours you can observe how the feelers develop in the head area.
  • About 15 hours after hatching, the body of Triops Longicaudatus Arizona assumes its characteristic body shape.
  • About 24 hours after hatching, all the details are as educated as an adult's.
After this rapid development in just one day, the cute prehistoric crabs quickly reach sexual maturity so that they can shed cysts before their habitats dry up, thus ensuring the conservation of the Triops Longicaudatus Arizona.

Triops Longicaudatus Arizona Breeding Neck & Accessories for Your Prehistoric Crabs

To get your Triops off to a good start, you'll need a small breeding tank in addition to the Triops Longicaudatus Arizona breeding stock, and an aquarium for the larger prehistoric crabs where the animals have plenty of room. In addition, you will need a heater for the breeding tank and the Triops Aquarium to provide the Triops Longicaudatus Arizona with an optimal water temperature in the range of 25°C to 28°C. If you do not have a bright location for your Triops Basin, you can create perfect lighting conditions with the right aquarium lighting.

Like all other creatures, the Triops Longicaudatus Arizona needs species-appropriate food. With us you can order different Triops breeding approaches online. Depending on which starter set you choose, you will find juvenile feed and main food. Of course, you can also order the different types of food for your Triops individually from us.
Tip: Remember to remove food leftovers, shed skin, and the remains of your Triops Longicaudatus Arizona from the tank or aquarium. Here you will find everything you need for cleaning. Triops ReinigunszubehörTriops cleaning supplies