Special Sub-Topic: Sea Monkeys
|You have brought your sea monkey kit home. What is the first thing you should do?|
Read the official handbook. Always read the instructions. People have worked hard to find the best way to do things, and the handbook tells us what to do.
|What do you put into the container if you want to keep sea monkeys?|
water. You can use tap water, but distilled or bottled water is best.
|OK, I've got the container ready. Can I put my eggs in yet?|
No, you need to put the purifier in first. YOu must put in the sachet of water purifier and then wait for 24 hours (one day) before adding the eggs.
|My water is ready, and I have added the eggs. How long before I can see my sea monkeys?|
Straight away, but they are very small. The eggs hatch immediately, but they are as small as the full stop at the end of this sentence.
|When do I feed the sea monkeys?|
in 5 days. Make sure you use the sea monkey feeding spoon and only give them one small scoop of powder.
|Why might the contents of the sea monkey's container become cloudy?|
You are probably feeding them too much. If the water is cloudy, just stop feeding them until it clears - don't worry, there is plenty of food for them to eat.
|How big will my sea monkeys get?|
up to 1/2 an inch long. The sea monkeys will only live in the special conditions you have made for them with your water purifer and growth food. Don't put them in with any other sea creatures - they will die!
|Should I change the liquid in my container?|
No - just top it up as the level goes down. Try to use distilled water to top it up - it is better for your sea monkeys.
|Sea monkeys must be kept in the dark.|
false. Sea monkeys like the sun, but don't put them in direct sunlight, as the water in the container will get too hot for them.
|What do I do about the 'gunk' at the bottom of the container?|
nothing - it is made up of moltings and eggs. The 'gunk' is moltings - sea monkeys can molt seven times in their life. It is safe to keep it there, it is all part of the ecosystem of the sea monkeys. You NEVER eat it - yuk!
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