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Artemia Salina
For those not in the know....
Fondly known as Sea-Monkeys

Image by: Hans Hillewaert

Some Fun Facts:
1. Artemia Salina is a species of Brine Shrimp related to the Triops & Cladocera (sand flea)
2. It is a very old species that has been around for around 100 million years
3. Adults have 3 eyes and 11 pairs of legs
4. Grows to about 15 millimeters
5. Males have a large antennae on the head females don't
6. Males have two reproductive organs (2 penis)
7. Females produce 2 type of eggs. Thin–shelled eggs that hatch immediately and thick–shelled eggs, which can remain in a dormant state (?up to 50 yrs?)
8. Eggs that hatch are called nauplii which have one eye
9. Nauplii swim towards light, adults swim away from light
10. In the wild they live in salt lakes
11. They can live in very salty water where the salt content is much higher or lesser than saltwater
12. They can tolerate saturation's of 50% salt water
13. Table salt with iodine will kill them
14. The higher the salt concentration in the water the more reddish they get
15. They will die in about an hour in fresh water
16. They eat mostly green algae
17. They are often used for testing the toxicity of chemicals

Sea-Monkey Fun Facts:
1. Sea Monkeys were marketed in 1957 by Harold von Braunhut
2. They were fist known as "Instant Life"
3. The name was changed "Sea-Monkeys" on May 10, 1962
4. Their name was chosen because of their playful behavior
5. They were bred for their larger size and longer life span than regular brine shrimp
6. Other similar products were Wham-O, The Swarm, The Sea Monsters, Itsy Bitsy Sea Dragons, Sponge Bob Plenty O Plankton Tank
7. There was a TV series in 1972 called The amazing live sea monkeys show (see video below)
8. The caricatures in the advertisements were originally drawn by Joe Orlando

Sea-Monkey Documentary

Official: How to Create, The Amazing Live Sea-Monkeys

The Amazing Sea Monkeys Show

Some other videos:
Legend Of The Sea Monkey
Sea Monkey's Escape To The Ocean
Sea Monkeys!
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