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6-Month-Old Sea-Monkeys!

Yes, it's been half a year already since my "amazing live Sea-Monkeys" hatched as small dots in the aquarium - and they're still alive!

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The now fully grown up SeaMonkeys are about 1 centimeter in length and love to swim around in their aquarium, often keeping either at the top where they find most of the light during the day (and fresh food every few days), or at the bottom, where algae accumulate that they like to eat and they fan those up their bodies with their gill/legs structures so they reach their "mouth".
Sometimes I can watch them mating (a male and female stick together quite a long time), and females are easy to recognize due to the huge egg sac they're carrying.

They quite funny little animals and don't require too much of work, just feeding them once a week and airing the water every few weeks by pouring the water, including the Sea-Monkeys themselves out of the tank and back into it a few times. Oh, and refilling water that evaporates. But that's about all, so even something I can manage to do :)

So, happy 6-month-birthday to my Sea-Monkeys, I hope you'll survive even longer!

And now, back to SeaMonkey software work... :)

Entry written by KaiRo and posted on March 20th, 2008 21:24 | Tags: Sea-Monkeys | 3 comments | TrackBack

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Aleksej

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Cool. I should try that myself one day… How much of the food have they eaten?

Can you release some of the pictures under (a) free licence(s), so they can be stored at Wikimedia Commons for use in Wikipedia?
There is only one image of them there: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Artemia_salina.jpg , and it is of good quality, and there are a few free pics on Flickr, but none is of an alive Sea-Monkey from below (above?).

PS: This page has the buttons at a fixed position, so both text and full-page zoom ins move them out of screen.
2008-03-21 00:49

KaiRo

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  1. They have eaten probably about half of the initial "growth food" package that came with the set, one such package is supposed to be enough for a year.
  2. Feel free to upload any photos from my Sea-Monkeys gallery to Wikimedia Commons under CC:by-nc-sa-3.0, attributing me as the photographer (either with full name "Robert Kaiser" or by the "kairo.at" domain name).
  3. The only problem I see with page zoom is that the content area of the page (actually the text area) gets wide enough to need a horizontal scroll bar (shown only at the bottom of the page), and the send/preview buttons are aligned to the right of the textarea (not to a fixed position though).
2008-03-22 17:51

Aleksej

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  • They have eaten probably about half of the initial "growth food" package that came with the set, one such package is supposed to be enough for a year.

  • Guess just trying to grow them from what I have somewhere is not a good idea (there was only a little ~20x20x5 mm box with food)…
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  • Feel free to upload any photos from my Sea-Monkeys gallery to Wikimedia Commons under CC:by-nc-sa-3.0, attributing me as the photographer (either with full name "Robert Kaiser" or by the "kairo.at" domain name).

  • Oh, they don’t support nc — only free as in freedom like free software (e.g. cc by-sa, cc by, gfdl, gpl etc). Thanks though.
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    [*]The only problem I see with page zoom is that the content area of the page (actually the text area) gets wide enough to need a horizontal scroll bar (shown only at the bottom of the page), and the send/preview buttons are aligned to the right of the textarea (not to a fixed position though).

    Right, it can be scrolled here, but the scrollbar does not show, even with a new profile (build 2008032304).
    2008-03-23 21:08

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