Daphnia
Hatching Kits

The Kids Daphnia Hatching Kit is a fun and educational activity for kids. With this kit, kids can observe the life cycle of Daphnia, a small freshwater crustacean also known as water fleas. The kit includes all the necessary materials to hatch and care for the Daphnia, including a clear hatching container, food, and instructions.

learn about marine life
at an early age

The Kids Daphnia Hatching Kit is a fun and educational activity that sparks curiosity about biology and the natural world, while also teaching responsibility and life skills.

Recommended for ages 8 and above.

Observe Behavior

Children can observe the growth and development of the Daphnia, as well as their movement and behavior, which is a great learning experience.

Teach Responsibility

Not only is this kit a great way to spark a child’s curiosity about biology and the natural world, but it also teaches responsibility as they care for their new tiny pets. 

Ages 8+

The Kids Daphnia Hatching Kit is perfect for kids aged 8 and up and makes a great addition to any home science lab.

Here are the four simple steps to hatching your own Daphnia eggs

The process is easy!

1

Check the Kit

First open the box and you will see a container. Now the kit has everything you need to get started with hatching your own Daphnia.

Inside you have an airline tube, a net which is for extracting Daphnia, the eggs themselves, and Indian almond leaves crushed up and ready to use, and finally a water conditioner.

2

Add Water, Conditioner & Leaves

Firstly, add water, make sure the water is clean and at the correct temperature for hatching Daphnia. We recommend using bottled water. Fill about 3 quarters of the container, then you want to add the water conditioner, it is enough for 2 uses so for now only use half. Next add the Indian leaves,

3

Add The Daphnia Eggs

Cut open the capsule with some scissors and empty the eggs into the container. Once it is open, pour them all in.

4

Observe

Then leave it for 12 to 24 hours (daphnia eggs hatch really quickly).  Keep the water clean and maintain the temperature within the recommended cool range of 15 to 18 degrees celsius, and keep the out of direct sunlight.

Enhance your Experience!

Along with the Kids Daphnia Hatching Kit, there are several other products that you may consider purchasing to enhance your hatching experience.

The Freshwater MicroMagic is a must-have to feed your Daphnia once they are hatched. With just 125ml, this food can last 7-10 days in the fridge and can be purchased later if preferred. This specially formulated food will provide your Daphnia with the necessary nutrients to grow strong and healthy.

Another useful item to consider purchasing is an air pump is also a great addition to the kit. It facilitates airflow in the water, providing oxygen bubbles that can assist the hatching process and make the experience more fun to watch.

Finally, the Daphnia Food Pack is now available, providing you with everything you need to feed your Daphnia for their entire lifespan. With a variety of food options, you can ensure your Daphnia are getting the right nutrients to grow and thrive.

In conclusion, these additional products will enhance your Daphnia hatching experience and provide your Daphnia with the best possible care.

You ask, we answer

Here are a few good questions and answers on how to hatch a Daphnia kit:

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Use clean, unchlorinated water at the recommended temperature range, which is typically around 68-86°F (20-30°C).

Keep the hatching container in a warm and well-lit place, but not in direct sunlight. The temperature and lighting conditions should be consistent to ensure successful hatching.

Feed the Daphnia regularly with the food provided in the kit. The frequency of feeding will depend on the size of the population and the amount of food available.

You can monitor the growth and development of the Daphnia by observing them through the hatching container. Keep an eye on their size, movement, and behavior to see how they change over time.

If you notice any issues with the Daphnia population, such as slow growth or high mortality, check the water quality and temperature, and adjust as necessary. If the issue persists, consider consulting the instructions provided in the kit or a professional for additional guidance.