Ok, so I started conditioning the water. I stuck in some lucky bamboo and a bag of detritus I tried to make. I would have loved to use a Marimo moss ball but none exist in town right now, so bamboo it is. I had a banana plant I would have used for the hatching but it was in very poor health, I saw a healthy example of one when I returned it but I really will need an easier to care for plant. Whether or not it stays with the triops after some warmer weather lets me order some plants off amazon is another story. (also if the triops kill it by munching its roots it would only be about 3 dollars down the drain :P)
After about 10 hours I will add the eggs. Only going to use about a fourth of my 150 egg pouch.
The hatching tank is a floating Tupperware container full of distilled water, after the Triops start growing I will condition them to the tank water by using a turkey baster to add a little bit of tank water daily.
The thing that looks like a moss ball is really just something that emulates a plant as far as I know, it was sold as a moss ball but I think its synthetic. Still helps out with tank cycling stuff.
I bought some shrimp wafers as adult food as well.
Here is some instructions I rigged up from multiple sources for hatching.
- prepare floating dish by puting in plant and detretus for 10 hours and make sure water is warm enough
- after 10 hours if temp is good put in eggs, make sure no eggs stick to the walls
- triops will start hatching from 24 to 48 hours, potintaly longer
- DO NOT FEED till 48 hours AFTER HATCHING. feed triops a tiny prick of algi powder twice a day, being
- carfull of water quality
- do watcher changes/refills with aquarium water to get them used to aquarium quality
- after a week and a half, if triops are big enough transfer to aquarium