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    SOS sea monkeys

    My son got sea monkeys/ brine shrimp for Christmas. Followed the directions exactly on the package, more than 48 hours later, no sign of life. Have moved the tank to a warmer area, with direct lighting shining in add I saw was advised on other sites. I also have concerns about salt content. The kit said add only bottled spring water, but nothing about salt and I can't imagine where the same is coming from in the kit. Advice? This is my sons first aquarium and he is 2.5. I do not want to tell him his sea monkey eggs are dead. :/ (we are using the dunecraft seasaurus kit. Regular not deluxe)

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    I hatch mine in saltwater. Where are you? I can supply you with some more eggs on the sly ;-)

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    (A good resource I find for brine shrimp stuff).

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    We are in Halifax. Still no signs of life. :/ I'm giving them until the 72 hour mark

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    Hahah. Well, pm me if you need resupply ;-)

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    Thanks. We'd only need a tiny pinch. I keep checking the darn things, but again, no signs of life. Not good. I'm not sure what else I could do to make them live.

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    I start mine in a 2 litre pop bottle of salt water.With a light over top and an air line for big bubbles(not an air stone).You can keep them alive with a small amount of spirulina powder in a small tank instead of near a window and they will produce off spring.The adults are great for the fishes digestive system.A can full goes a long way.
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    My sins just came with a little tank and a background, some gravel. I think because they are meant for pets not for feeding. They came with some "sea monkey" food. I assume it's spirulina powder. That's what it looks like. Unfortunately no sign of life and the eggs are looking a little pale and yucky now :(

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    Maybe not warm enough.
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    They are in a room with the temperature at 72, which is the warmest that our apartment gets. I'm coming you sirafima.72 hours had passed. No baby brine shrimp.

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    My phone is not letting me send messages :(. I'll try when I get a chance to go on my laptop.

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    Sorry if I just sent you duplicate PMs - mine were also wonky.

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    Thanks so much sarafima! We are now waiting for the sea monkeys to hatch. We tried a little bit in the sea water you gave. Put them in yesterday and now waiting to see if we have not success. Fingers crossed. My son is super excited!!

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    Good luck!

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    I'm not an expert but I think some are in the "umbrella stage " yay!

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    Click here to enlarge anyone else see one hatching. Haha, yes, I know, not much to look at!

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    Click here to enlarge

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    Joyous day. The first of the sea monkeys has hatched. My son can not yet see them. Hopefully they grow quickly (and live). When would you recommend first feeding them? I have some "sea monkey food" and the kit said in 72 hours, however the kit did not actually know how to hatch sea monkeys so I'm not 100% on any of that advice yet. (Whoever decided this kit should have white gravel was an idiot. I am watching a few tiny shrimp hatch them immediately scuttle to the bottom and become impossible to see. I suppose it is pretty nice for the shrimp however, who probably feel very safe and hidden...)

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    Great news! I would feed them at 24-36 hours. Feed them pretty sparingly though, don't want to foul the water.

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