Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Triops have the "Yuck Factor" going for them. Unfortunately, I'm not entirely convinced we'll achieve the Yuck Factor, given our Ramona-start to this project.
Yesterday as we readied the tank, Ramona managed to open the egg container and lose a few (?) of the eggs. She also may have gotten a drop of cold water in there. Uh-oh. These creatures, while high on the Yuck Scale, are also high on the maintenance scale for hatching. Conditions and temperatures must be optimal, or -- guess what? -- no Triops.
Anne is eagerly tracking results in her science notebook. Wish us luck, yuck and crystals (we're trying to grow those, too.)
Posted by Karen Edmisten at 7:56 AM