Triops breeding preparations – This is how it is done!

Prepare Triops-eggs for a new Triops-breeding

You have started your first own Triops-breeding. Your Triops grow and develop, and everything is going great. Once your Triops are two weeks or older, you can observe how, step by step, their egg sacs fill up and they begin to bury the Triops-eggs in the sand. But what are going to do with these Triops-eggs? How you can you bring them to new life or, rather, start a new Triops-breeding? Subsequently, I will tell you exactly what you need to do in order to prepare for another hatching from your own new Triops-eggs so that you can start a new breed. Triops-eggs preparation – This is how it is done!

1. Fishing dry the sand with the eggs in it
From the age of about two weeks, Triops are in a position to produce their own Triops-eggs which they then bury in the sand. Triops, it is said, are creatures of habit and will bury their eggs always in the same spots in the aquarium. Once you allocated such a spot, you can be positive that this will be the right place to skim the sand for Triops-eggs in the future. With increasing size, the amount of eggs Triops can lay will also increase. Adult Triops can release between 100 and 200 Triops-eggs per day.Once you found a spot with Triops-eggs, you can scoop up the sand with the eggs using a coffee spoon. We recommend a coffee spoon because of their depth which catches more than a normal spoon.

2. Drying the eggs-sand-mixture
To dry the mixture, you can, for instance, take the sand and put it into a Tupperware bowl which you should place on a heater. The larger the surface of the bowl is the better because that allows for a quicker drying.
The eggs-sand-mix should then be kept to dry on a heater or inside a slightly warmer room for at least a week. Although the sand already appears dry after only a few hours, you should be patient and leave it until it is completely dry, otherwise the Triops-eggs may get damaged in the next step.

3. Freezing
To successfully simulate all seasons for the Triops-eggs, we now reach the winter. We freeze the Triops-eggs. That explains why it is so important that the Triops-eggs are completely dry as otherwise they could burst through the expansion of the remaining water in the freezer. Keep the eggs in the freezer for about two weeks.

4. Ready – The new breeding can begin
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Prepare Triops-eggs for a new Triops-breeding
You have started your first own Triops-breeding. Your Triops grow and develop, and everything is going great. Once your Triops are two weeks or older, you can observe how, step by step, their egg sacs fill up and they begin to bury the Triops-eggs in the sand. But what are going to do with these Triops-eggs? How you can you bring them to new life or, rather, start a new Triops-breeding? Subsequently, I will tell you exactly what you need to do in order to prepare for another hatching from your own new Triops-eggs so that you can start a new breed.
Triops-eggs preparation – This is how it is done!

1. Fishing dry the sand with the eggs in it
From the age of about two weeks, Triops are in a position to produce their own Triops-eggs which they then bury in the sand. Triops, it is said, are creatures of habit and will bury their eggs always in the same spots in the aquarium. Once you allocated such a spot, you can be positive that this will be the right place to skim the sand for Triops-eggs in the future. With increasing size, the amount of eggs Triops can lay will also increase. Adult Triops can release between 100 and 200 Triops-eggs per day.
Once you found a spot with Triops-eggs, you can scoop up the sand with the eggs using a coffee spoon.
We recommend a coffee spoon because of their depth which catches more than a normal spoon.

2. Drying the eggs-sand-mixture
To dry the mixture, you can, for instance, take the sand and put it into a Tupperware bowl which you should place on a heater. The larger the surface of the bowl is the better because that allows for a quicker drying.
The eggs-sand-mix should then be kept to dry on a heater or inside a slightly warmer room for at least a week. Although the sand already appears dry after only a few hours, you should be patient and leave it until it is completely dry, otherwise the Triops-eggs may get damaged in the next step.

3. Freezing
To successfully simulate all seasons for the Triops-eggs, we now reach the winter. We freeze the Triops-eggs. That explains why it is so important that the Triops-eggs are completely dry as otherwise they could burst through the expansion of the remaining water in the freezer.
Keep the eggs in the freezer for about two weeks.

4. Ready – The new breeding can begin
If two weeks have passed, you can now start a new Triops-breeding from your own Triops-eggs. Add the eggs-sand-mixture back into the breeding tank, as usual, fill it up with water and illuminate it. Once the water temperature is appropriate for your Triops-species, new Triops will slip from your self-bred Triops-eggs within one to two days.

Yours, Triopi

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