A not so unique experience
Initially, it seemed like a pretty inexpensive little endeavor, and it looked like fun...till you read the instructions inside the package, beyond what was written on the outside of the package. Lets put it this way, it would be cheaper raising goldfish! Don't waste your money on this project...because you will end up spending well over $20 to "raise" your triops, and then and only then, after you have everything bought and set up and have the eggs in place and wait the required amount of time, do you find out that you are now raising a tank full of water.....nothing more.
We tried two separate packets of these critters and got the same results...NOTHING. No triops ever hatched, even after following the instructions implicitly. This whole thing was one big expensive mistake. Don't waste your time if you see this on the shelf and you think it looks like fun....I mean unless you have $50 to flush down the toilet when all is said and done. Well, you could always look on the bright side and start terrarium or some such other project.
The company is called "Triops, Inc", and the packet price is $5.99 not counting all the supplies you need before you can even start.