The Sea-Monkey Diaries, Part Six

Canopy

Our colony is doing well, with the little creatures being swimming in vertical circles, even darting this way and that. And all we have to do is feed them a tiny spoonful of sachet 3 once every two days.

So, that having been taken care of, I’ve been taking a bit of time to exercise, going for 4km runs once every couple of days. And when I’m not able to manage a trot – the joints being a bit dodgy and all, I’ve walked. And I keep wondering why I forget how nice it is to take a walk in spite of the heat and humidity.

And then I remember what I’ve told myself many many times before. You can either complain about the weather or you can marvel at how a drop of rain feels on the back of your hand. Or in this case, how perspiration beads on your skin the moment you leave your apartment.

Then there are the cats of Chip Bee Gardens. They assemble on the pavements outside their homes and stare across the street at each other, meowing their greetings, and waiting for the right moment to caterwaul and congregate, because the time is right. Or something. You never know with these cats. But cute, lah. Or when it’s just rained, and the ground is damp, and the smell of rain and rotting leaves rise from the asphalt, mingle with that of doggie and cat poo and assault your nose, making you run / trot a little bit quicker.

Then you get to the shops, buy what you’re supposed to buy, lug the plastic bags back to where you came from, turn on the air-con as high as she’ll go, take off your shirt in the kitchen and start making dinner, cursing that you’ve forgotten the garlic, even though you wrote it down in your list.

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31 thoughts on “The Sea-Monkey Diaries, Part Six”

  1. Eloo there, was wondering if u know where i could find sea monkey products in singapore, the ones without the tanks. Cos i would like to buy more food products separately and the air pump. Thanks.

  2. Eloo there, was wondering if u know where i could find sea monkey products in singapore, the ones without the tanks. Cos i would like to buy more food products separately and the air pump. Thanks.

  3. sea monkeys are actually brine shrimps.. sold in aquariums as fish food. Once my brother decided to be smart aleky and bought a bag of them for me. After placing it in the tank, of course my small ones disappeared (either cannibalised or got hidden by the fully grown ones).

    Triops are sort of like sea monkeys but resemble horse shoe crabs.
    no frills at all, buy a bag of eggs, and use any small plastic tank.
    http://www.triops.com/what.htm
    gonna get a pack soon (had some years ago)..

  4. sea monkeys are actually brine shrimps.. sold in aquariums as fish food. Once my brother decided to be smart aleky and bought a bag of them for me. After placing it in the tank, of course my small ones disappeared (either cannibalised or got hidden by the fully grown ones).

    Triops are sort of like sea monkeys but resemble horse shoe crabs.
    no frills at all, buy a bag of eggs, and use any small plastic tank.
    http://www.triops.com/what.htm
    gonna get a pack soon (had some years ago)..

  5. Triops are cool but they don’t live as long as Sea Monkeys and I don’t know of anyone who has gotten them to reproduce in their little tanks.

    I worked in the tropical fish business for years, managing a store and doing set up and maintainence of tanks. The brine shrimp you buy at these stores doesn’t seem to live as long as Sea Monkeys.

    Actually, that might be a good experiment. I’ll set up a tank of each, the aquarium ones meant as snacks, and the Sea Monkey brand (which are supposedly a high brid). Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. Triops are cool but they don’t live as long as Sea Monkeys and I don’t know of anyone who has gotten them to reproduce in their little tanks.

    I worked in the tropical fish business for years, managing a store and doing set up and maintainence of tanks. The brine shrimp you buy at these stores doesn’t seem to live as long as Sea Monkeys.

    Actually, that might be a good experiment. I’ll set up a tank of each, the aquarium ones meant as snacks, and the Sea Monkey brand (which are supposedly a high brid). Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Gee.. I did some research on it… They’re not even monkeys to start with! Some kind of weird organism… But I suppose it’s fun to see them multiply ya? But there are no where near adorable la!

  8. Gee.. I did some research on it… They’re not even monkeys to start with! Some kind of weird organism… But I suppose it’s fun to see them multiply ya? But there are no where near adorable la!

  9. wow. sea monkeys!!! haven’t heard of those since primary school!

    i’ve been exercising recently too. going for trainings and all. but thsi weather in sinagpore is crazy. and i totally understand what you mean by coming home and turning up the air-con!! whoever it was who invented the air-con, thank you!

  10. wow. sea monkeys!!! haven’t heard of those since primary school!

    i’ve been exercising recently too. going for trainings and all. but thsi weather in sinagpore is crazy. and i totally understand what you mean by coming home and turning up the air-con!! whoever it was who invented the air-con, thank you!

  11. i was wondering i live in australia and you CANNOT get seamonkey stuff here if you know of a place in australia please email me (rosey_cheeks_ross@hotmail.com) i am desprate

  12. i was wondering i live in australia and you CANNOT get seamonkey stuff here if you know of a place in australia please email me (rosey_cheeks_ross@hotmail.com) i am desprate

  13. you know you can get brine shrimp eggs and a hatchery from almost any tropical fish store for REALLY cheap and they grow bigger than the sea horses! Plus, you get like 10,000 eggs from the fish shop vs the few you get from seamonkeys

  14. you know you can get brine shrimp eggs and a hatchery from almost any tropical fish store for REALLY cheap and they grow bigger than the sea horses! Plus, you get like 10,000 eggs from the fish shop vs the few you get from seamonkeys

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