Triops are crustaceans that look like miniature horseshoe crabs. Larger members of the crustacean family include crabs and lobsters. Smaller members are brine shrimp, fairy shrimp and Daphnia. Triops have a relatively short lifespan of 20 to 90 days and grow quickly to their adult length of one to three inches. How large they grow depends on the amount of light and food they receive. After hatching, they often double in size daily!
Triops are easy to grow and fascinating to observe. The award-winning Triassic Triops Deluxe Kit comes complete with everything you need to grow this fascinating living fossil. It is ideal for science projects and is fun, simple to use, affordable, and educational.