Recently we visited the Pet World exhibition in Mid Valley. As usual, there were many dogs of all breeds and sizes, cats, furry animals like rabbits, hamsters and etc. Ashley kept asking for a dog eventhough I have been telling her that she can only have one when she’s 10. She was of course pretty upset that we didn’t want to pay RM1800 for a beagle or a poodle. While on the way out, I saw this stall selling UAN Triops which is also known as the Dinosaur Shrimps. They are prehistoric fossil from the dinosaur age. The stall has a few UAN Triops swimming in the water and they look pretty cute. According to the instructions, we just need to add water and wait for them to hatch. Ahhh…… a pet that is easy to take care. It cost RM35 for 2 boxes so I quickly bought them and gave Ashley her new pet.
This is how the Triops look like. They do look like crayfish to me.
The box include a water container, a temperature strip, plastic tube, magnifier, Triops eggs and food.
We Ashley was so excited and couldn’t wait to see the special aquatic pet. As soon as we reached home, we quickly read the instructions and got started immediately.
We filled the tray with mineral water, checked the temperature and released the eggs. According to instructions, the eggs will hatch in 1 or 2 days’ time. So, we wait, and wait and wait. It has been a week and there is no sign of any eggs hatching. I think we have been scr*wed!
Update: The company in Taiwan has replied to my query and they are now sending me an additional 2 boxes for free because they also cannot understand why the eggs won’t hatch So, we weren’t scr*wed afterall…heheheh