Triops Cancriformis Austria

  • Size: approx. 5 - 7 cm
  • Life expectancy: about 90 - 120 Days
  • Temperature range: 22 - 24 °C
  • Origin: Austria
Triops Cancriformis Austria

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Triops Cancriformis - Tadpole Shrimp from Europe

The Triops Cancriformis, it is said, is the oldest prehistoric crayfish in the world. There are even people who claim that the Triops Cancriformis is not only the oldest prehistoric crab, but even the oldest animal on our planet. However, we ourselves are somewhat skeptical about this theory, as this has not been substantiated yet. Its origin and locality has the Triops Cancriformis in Europe, more precisely in Bavaria. That is why this type of triops is also called a European species. This prehistoric cancer is very frugal in terms of temperatures. He does not like it too warm and therefore grows best at 19 - 24°C. Due to the slightly cooler temperatures, the Cancriformis also grows much slower than other triops species. His life expectancy is usually 10 - 12 weeks. It is characterized by a brownish marbled tank and a relatively short tail. Unlike some other triops, such as the Queensland or the Longicaudatus, the Triops Cancriformis tends to be more calm and spends less time swimming than much digging in the sand.

Triops Cancriformis breed

The rearing and development of Triops Cancriformis. After hatching from the Triopseggs, this gill-footed crab goes through several larval stages. At the beginning, he is still tiny and barely visible to the naked eye. But after he has made the phase of Nauplii larv, this triops will reach its full size after about a month. Somewhat before this time, the backscaler is already sexually mature. Unusually, the propagation process is asexual. That means this primeval crab multiplies through self-fertilization. It is highly recommended to raise these Triops in a slightly larger pelvis, as this ensures a species-appropriate attitude.