Step 1: The Elixir of Life (water)
Again, please ignore Fred in the fish bowl back behind there. He was sort of jealous and wanted in on at least a few pictures. Sit, Fred, sit!
Step 2: The Base Platform
Sea Monkeys like to be warm, but a coffee warmer gets a bit too hot!
So....(go to the next step, silly)....
Step 3: No Sea Monkey Soup for Me, Please
You can mess around with a thermometer yourself and other ways of cooling the base down a bit. You want the water to be 80-100 degrees F. Hot little monkeys!
Seriously, just pop a few K'nex together and you're good to go.
Step 4: Platform Base With Spacer
Step 5: Let There Be Light!
Step 6: Assembly
1) Put the base on the desk.
2) Place the spacer on the base.
3) Plug the light into the back of the base.
4) Plug the base into the computer.
Now take a break, sit down, relax, pacer yourself, you're doing fine.
Fred! quit playing dead, you are freaking me out.
Step 7: Lets Get Cooking
Step 8: The Sea Monkey Eggs
Step 9: Hatching the Babies
2) A small amount is more then enough for this little container.
3) The light is good, but you will get a better hatch with direct sunlight that first day or two.
4) Water temp, again should be 80-100 degrees F.
Step 10: Feed Me Seymour!
Get a little pack of yeast in the baking isle at the grocery store.
Don't worry about refrigerating it or any of that jazz, just keep it clean and dry
Step 11: Go Easy on the Feedings!
Give then 6-7 grains of the yeast every other day. That really is enough!
Step 12: Final Note
* The extra eggs you have will last darn near forever if you just keep them dry.
*The survivors will live 3-4 months and get up to a 1/2 inch long.
*Green algae growth can be good natural food, let it grow.
*Sunlight can make this small amount of water vary in temperature widely, you may want to get them monkeys out of sunlight after the first day or two of hatching. Sunlight is not absolutely required for hatching anyway, I keep my out of sunlight all together and do just fine.
*Mine is plugged into a computer that never gets 'turned off' fully so the USB post is always energized, the heater and light are always on. Life is good.
* http://www.arizonafairyshrimp.com/index.html this link has lots of good information on the care and feeding of Sea Monkeys, give it a look, see. This is were I get my eggs too.
*My Sea Monkeys are too small and my camera too pitiful to get a decent picture. This is a really close-up picture that I snagged from the website link above.
*Have fun, you sick little monkey!