Triops are actual ‘living fossils’ which survived the millenia by using the ‘trick’ of suspended animation or diapause. During suspended animation, triops eggs can stop their biological clock to survive decades of drought. In the Triopolis, the eggs hatch in 2-3 days. They are very fast growing using to food in the kit. And they are BIG! Up 30mm or over an inch long and they can do amazing tricks. Much bigger and more fun Sea Monkeys. Decorate your Triopolis with glowing rocks and gravel. Check the temperature with the thermostrip, and use the magnifying towers to spy on them close up!.