The Sea-Monkey Diaries, Part Three

Day 5

No, we’re not bored with our new pets yet! No, they’re not glorified dried larvae. They’re alive and they’re feeding on the tiny spoonful of gunk we scraped out of sachet 3. Just as well we got to watch them feed and defecate (yup, they shit), because it was a depressing American Idol day, when our favourite Idol contestant of all time was not voted into the finals.

For the benefit of those who need to see moving pictures before they believe that Sea-Monkeys are real animals:

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26 thoughts on “The Sea-Monkey Diaries, Part Three”

  1. Aww, so this is how it looks like. Remind me of white ‘hay bee’ (dry shrimps), the really mini version. Thanks for the video.

    Wonder if those little suckers would developed colours when it grows bigger?

  2. Aww, so this is how it looks like. Remind me of white ‘hay bee’ (dry shrimps), the really mini version. Thanks for the video.

    Wonder if those little suckers would developed colours when it grows bigger?

  3. Actually, sea-monkeys are brine shrimps or something. only these ones are suppose to be a enhanced modified version. lol. normal brine shrimps don’t live very long (and are usually fish food anyway!)

  4. Actually, sea-monkeys are brine shrimps or something. only these ones are suppose to be a enhanced modified version. lol. normal brine shrimps don’t live very long (and are usually fish food anyway!)

  5. I applaud you and Naomi for going out to actually buying a package. I recall how I used to be enarmoured by the ads on the back page of old comics as I pored over the cartoon images of these creatures with weird shaped ‘crown’ heads and smiley faces. Heck they even came as a family with eyelashed mummy and junior. I stole these precious moments on the throne cos after my countless pleadings, my mum threatened to throw my comics away if she caught me gloating over the sea monkeys. Her reason: Dirty, smelly, so ‘ji-jih’ (read: peranakan slang for disgusting). My dad’s reason: You don’t know how big they might grow, could take over your room (yes, he is a kind soul, never a harsh word.)
    But even though Im a grown up now, I just HAVE to ask, you think you can spot a magnifying glass over them and see what their faces look like? Can or not? Thank you you hor.

  6. I applaud you and Naomi for going out to actually buying a package. I recall how I used to be enarmoured by the ads on the back page of old comics as I pored over the cartoon images of these creatures with weird shaped ‘crown’ heads and smiley faces. Heck they even came as a family with eyelashed mummy and junior. I stole these precious moments on the throne cos after my countless pleadings, my mum threatened to throw my comics away if she caught me gloating over the sea monkeys. Her reason: Dirty, smelly, so ‘ji-jih’ (read: peranakan slang for disgusting). My dad’s reason: You don’t know how big they might grow, could take over your room (yes, he is a kind soul, never a harsh word.)
    But even though Im a grown up now, I just HAVE to ask, you think you can spot a magnifying glass over them and see what their faces look like? Can or not? Thank you you hor.

  7. Don’t worry too much about Melinda. She will probably go ahead and have a much better career than being signed up to sing whatever drivel the Idol people write for her.

  8. Don’t worry too much about Melinda. She will probably go ahead and have a much better career than being signed up to sing whatever drivel the Idol people write for her.

  9. I wonder why they are called “monkeys”. In what way do they resemble monkeys? I suppose they are.. “shrimp-faced”?

  10. I wonder why they are called “monkeys”. In what way do they resemble monkeys? I suppose they are.. “shrimp-faced”?

  11. imagine if naomi was cleaning the tank and placed the seamonkeys into a cup one day… and she walked out of the room to dosomethinggetsomethingwhatever and you happen to walk in…

    and drink the cup of ‘water’.

    eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

    miyaki, the giant seamonkey.

    yes, i have an active imagination. the video freaks me out!

  12. imagine if naomi was cleaning the tank and placed the seamonkeys into a cup one day… and she walked out of the room to dosomethinggetsomethingwhatever and you happen to walk in…

    and drink the cup of ‘water’.

    eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

    miyaki, the giant seamonkey.

    yes, i have an active imagination. the video freaks me out!

  13. Hehe… I did a quick search on answers.com on the sea monkeys to slightly decrease my ignorance… this is an excerpt of what I found :

    *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
    Basically, one adds the ‘water purifier’ package on day one. The user is typically unaware that this package already contains eggs in addition to the salt. At day two, one adds the ‘instant life eggs’ package, containing epsom salts, borax and soda, in addition to eggs, yeast, and a blue dye. The blue dye is used to enhance the ‘instant life’ experience by making the freshly hatched animals more visible. The Sea-Monkeys seen during the second day after adding the ‘eggs package’ are derived from the eggs added with the ‘purifier’ package. The food package is a mixture of Spirulina and dried yeast. The ‘boost’ packages mainly contain salts, which induce sexual activity in artemia.

    Sea-Monkeys have a biological life cycle of one year, but thanks to their ability to enter cryptobiosis, the product guarantees that the Sea-Monkeys live for up to 2 years. This should be understood as the colony being able to sustain itself for two years.

    Sea Monkeys as babies are very small and cannot be seen without a magnifying glass.

    *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

    No wonder I can’t see anything in your Part I. hehehe..

    So are you gonna keep the sea monkey’s for 2yrs??
    Erm, other than watching it grow… what’s the fun of keeping them? *_*

  14. Hehe… I did a quick search on answers.com on the sea monkeys to slightly decrease my ignorance… this is an excerpt of what I found :

    *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
    Basically, one adds the ‘water purifier’ package on day one. The user is typically unaware that this package already contains eggs in addition to the salt. At day two, one adds the ‘instant life eggs’ package, containing epsom salts, borax and soda, in addition to eggs, yeast, and a blue dye. The blue dye is used to enhance the ‘instant life’ experience by making the freshly hatched animals more visible. The Sea-Monkeys seen during the second day after adding the ‘eggs package’ are derived from the eggs added with the ‘purifier’ package. The food package is a mixture of Spirulina and dried yeast. The ‘boost’ packages mainly contain salts, which induce sexual activity in artemia.

    Sea-Monkeys have a biological life cycle of one year, but thanks to their ability to enter cryptobiosis, the product guarantees that the Sea-Monkeys live for up to 2 years. This should be understood as the colony being able to sustain itself for two years.

    Sea Monkeys as babies are very small and cannot be seen without a magnifying glass.

    *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

    No wonder I can’t see anything in your Part I. hehehe..

    So are you gonna keep the sea monkey’s for 2yrs??
    Erm, other than watching it grow… what’s the fun of keeping them? *_*

  15. Will u get mistaken for breeding Aedes?

    U might tell the guy: boh lah, pai miah nowadays. everything so expensive.. I have to grow my own prawns to cut cost..

  16. Will u get mistaken for breeding Aedes?

    U might tell the guy: boh lah, pai miah nowadays. everything so expensive.. I have to grow my own prawns to cut cost..

  17. No, the Aedes mosquito has no legs. I saw them on tv the other day. Sea-Monkeys on the other hand, have lotsa legs and three eyes. Or maybe I’ve just been staring at them too long.

  18. No, the Aedes mosquito has no legs. I saw them on tv the other day. Sea-Monkeys on the other hand, have lotsa legs and three eyes. Or maybe I’ve just been staring at them too long.

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