Triops are dinosaur eggs and have been around for thousands of years. It’s no wonder that they can be difficult to hatch, however, we would like to see all of our customers find success in hatching their Triops eggs. So, we have created a list of tips to help your hatching journey.
How to Hatch Triops Eggs Using Kit:
1.Open the box & the plastic container and take out all of your components.
2.Add bottled spring water to fill 3/4 of the container. If you are using the Triops Eggs without the kit, use any small container and leave lid open OR drill a small hole in the lid
3.Add the crushed Indian Almond leaves into the water.
- Add 1/2 the solution of Tannin to the container of water.
- If your water temperature requires heating for your chosen Triop species, set-up the heat mat in a safe place.
- Finally, add the Triops eggs into the container and wait 24-36 hours for them to hatch!
- Add the airline into the hole in the lid to allow oxygen to enter the container
- Check how many eggs have hatched and start the rehydrating process. Refer to instructions in e-book or video on ‘How to rehydrate live food eggs’.
What are the Temperature Ranges for Each Triop Species?
- T. australiensis – need warm water hatching and growing between 25°C-30°C
- T. cancriformis – need water around 15°C-20°C and the hatching time will take more than the average 24-36hours. (T.australiensis 24 hours.)
- T. longicaudatus – need water around 15°C-20°C and hatching time will take more than average 24-36hours
- T. red longicaudatus – need water around 15°C-20°C and hatching time will take more than average 24-36hours
- T. newberryi – need water around 15°C-20°C and hatching time will take more than average 24-36hours
- Triops Hatching Kit E-Book – Whether you are using the Triops Kids Hatching Kit or doing it yourself with the Triops eggs that we sell individually, the following e-book can be useful to guide you. This e-book comes with easy-to-follow instructions for the kids hatching kit and answers to some questions you may have. You’ll also find a page on ‘what’s next’ including tips on where to keep, feed and move your Triops culture once the eggs have hatched. Download the Triops Hatching Kit E-book here
- Triops Hatching Kit Video Demo – in this video we outline how to use the Triops hatching kit from start to finish – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yK8CFQ2-fVs
- How to Rehydrate Live Food Eggs – we originally created this video for Daphnia eggs but it is perfectly applicable for Triops eggs that commonly need to be rehydrated in order to hatch – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrB2_BCy3YM
- Triops Food Pack – we have recently added a brand new product, the Triops Food Pack, specifically for feeding Triops once they have hatched. This pack includes a huge range of dried foods along with a small pack of Freshwater MicroMagic and Daphnia, perfect for helping little Triops thrive! https://www.aquaticlivefood.com.au/product/triops-food-pack/
Q – Are the leaves and Triops eggs supposed to float?
A – Yes, this is completely normal as they are very light.
Q – What should I do if my eggs don’t hatch after 36 hours?
A – You can wait a bit longer, up to 48 hours. If they are still not hatched, you should start the rehydrating process. Refer to instructions in e-book or video on ‘How to rehydrate live food eggs’.
Q – Do I need to use the heat mat?
A – It entirely depends on your water temperature and the temperature requirements of the Triop species you are hatching. All species except for T. australiensis require cooler temps between 15-20 degrees celcius, so it is mainly the T. australiensis species you will need the heating mat for.
Q – Can I use RO water instead of bottled water?
A – Yes
Q – How early should I feed the Triops once hatched?
A – They will need to be fed as soon as they are hatched in order to survive, so make sure you dose with the Triops Food Pack as soon as they hatch.
If you have any more questions of your own, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you!