Tips for Hatching Triops Eggs

 

 

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.

  1. Add 1/2 the solution of Tannin to the container of water.
  2. If your water temperature requires heating for your chosen Triop species, set-up the heat mat in a safe place.
  3. Finally, add the Triops eggs into the container and wait 24-36 hours for them to hatch!
  4. Add the airline into the hole in the lid to allow oxygen to enter the container
  5. 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’.

 

Click here to view/buy our Triop Hatching Kit

 

 

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

 

 

Useful Materials:

 

 

 

  • 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

 

 

 

FAQ’s

 

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 media@aquaticlivefood.com.au and we will get back to you!