Hey, I need to unload three assassin snails and some T. newberryi eggs.
The assassin snails are $2 each, and shipping is $12 - they come in a Styrofoam-insulated Priority box with a heat pack.
The eggs are $10 shipped (or $7 if you get the assassins too), and they come with some powdered high-protein food for the hatchlings and a hatching guide. They look similar to T. longicaudatus and their care is identical. Loads of info here (viewtopic.php?f=7&t=21532&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&hilit=triops
) and at my site (there's a link in my signature).
Triops make excellent puffer food. They're as easy to hatch as brine shrimp, but are the size of adult ghost shrimp. They're incredibly easy to raise, they grow quickly, and they can be fed off at any age/size. T. newberryi gets up to about 2". They don't require filtration, just regular water changes and possibly aeration, and only need a heater if it's cold; stable temperatures aren't too important to them. They'll eat anything that used to be alive, plant or animal, or anything that's sold as fish/shrimp food. If you keep some triops through adulthood, they'll lay thousands of eggs, and you can hatch more. You don't have to hatch them immediately after purchase. The longest recorded diapause period in captivity was 27 years, and they hatched good as new.
They also make really fun pets!
I'll cut you a deal if you want to buy a lot of eggs for puffer food, as long as you actually use them as puffer food and don't resell them in small packages/at a profit.
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