On our way home from the library the other day, my children successfully convinced me to stop at our local reptile store.
"OK, but we're just looking," I said. Famous last words, right?
We left with a little package of triops eggs and a strong recommendation from the reptile guy to follow the directions.
We did and it worked. Our fast growing menagerie now includes six triops. Our former ant house is the perfect tank for these little prehistoric carnivores. As the grow we'll separate them into separate tanks. Perhaps some of our local friends are interested in a triop of their own? Let me know. Word has it they reproduce asexually. This will be an interesting "pet project" indeed.
A little side anecdote: On our way home from the reptile store Avery said, "Mom, this is the best $8 you've spent since Aidan was born."
I thought about it for a minute, wondering if she meant what I thought she meant.
"Pregnancy tests are about $8, right Mom?", Avery asked.
Yep, she meant what I thought she meant. Where do they learn these things?