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#1    Jeenuh

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 12:16 PM

Anyone else LOVE these things? They're like sea monkeys, just better.

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They come in a box like this:

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I bought mine at wal*mart, this is my second try at them, the first time my cat drank all the water when I wasn't looking and they died, silly kitty. They're on like day 4 here, I thought they wern't going to hatch because the place I had them first was too cold, but I saw about 5 this morning, they're tiny though, little flecs of swimming dust.



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Posted 10 November 2005 - 03:28 PM

I remember, I use to have these ages ago

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 01:19 AM

That one in the picture is HUGE!

Nothing to see here.

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 01:28 AM

Heh that's cool... how long do they live for?  Do they breed while you have them?  I might give them a Try-op.

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 02:09 AM

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 04:11 AM

What are they?  They're not dinosaurs, BTW.

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 05:31 AM

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Heh that's cool... how long do they live for?  Do they breed while you have them?  I might give them a Try-op.


they live about 90 days, they lay eggs if you put sand in the tank after they grow big. you just have to evaporate the water and then fill it up agian.

btw, they're not dinosaurs, I know, but they are from a period of the dinosaurs? triassic or whatever, it doesn't have to be all dinosaurs I don't think. And if it does a mod can feel free to move it to crypt.

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 05:34 AM

Oh, I see what you mean because I said "Living Dinosaurs" That's just what it says on the box I have. Sorry if it's confusing.

They're crustations btw.

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 12:54 PM

Nothing like raping the ancient world to satisfy the innate wanting of selfish people who think life is a plaything for their amusement in a modern one.

But it is cool looking.

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 03:46 PM

looks like a pokemon game or something.


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Posted 11 November 2005 - 05:58 PM

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Nothing like raping the ancient world to satisfy the innate wanting of selfish people who think life is a plaything for their amusement in a modern one.

But it is cool looking.


The eggs they sell are made in a labratory. It's not all that bad.

BTW have you seen how they sell seamonkeys? SEAMONKEYS IN A WATCH, SEAMONKEYS IN A TUBE YOU CAN KEEP IN YOUR BACKPACK, SEAMONKEYS ON MARS!

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Edited by Jeenuh, 11 November 2005 - 06:00 PM.

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 09:28 PM

I always thought seamonkeys were a joke or something... i never knew there were actually 'seamonkeys' as.. pets.

Gues you learn something new every day.


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Posted 12 November 2005 - 03:04 AM

Triops are a form of horseshoe crabs, I believe. I had them when I was 6 or 7, and after keeping them for about a year there were just two giant ones left, one of which decided to eat the other one. By the time it died, the sucker was BIG, maybe 3/4" of an inch in diameter.

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 06:33 AM

Yeah, a friend of mine grew one to about 2 inches long... it was gigantic!

Edited by haunted_andrew, 16 November 2005 - 06:33 AM.

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Posted 17 November 2005 - 04:59 PM

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looks like a pokemon game or something.


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I can't wait until my Triop evolves! w00t.gif
Only 300 million years to go!

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