Create an authentic explosion of life in the biggest Aqua Dragons tank ever seen!
First, let me start off by saying that I was a fan of Sea Monkeys and while Aqua Dragons are brine shrimp growing kits they are not associated companies or products at all. If you want to talk to your child about life cycles and caring for a first pet, Aqua Dragons are a fun and exciting way to see a pet hatch and grow. Hatch your own empire of dozens of instant pets, whose life will depend on you. Care for them well and see how they grow and new generations are born. An XXL Jurassic Adventure! Will your child be able to care for them all?
The Aqua Dragons Jurassic Eggsplosion kit includes all you need to hatch and grow your own generation of these tiny live time travelers. Add water to the tank, add eggs and wait for 24-72 hours to see the hatchlings. Oxygenate daily and feed them every few days with the food provided. The instructions are easy to follow and if you allow enough sunlight and in the right temperature, you will start seeing your Aqua Dragons within days. It’s fun, it’s exciting, and your child gets to care for their pets by feeding them and oxygenating their tank. Ages: 6 Years and up.
- 1 x 3 Litre Super sized tank
- 1 x supersized eggs pack
- 1 x food
- 1 x spoon
- 1 x activity instruction book
- 1 x Sticker sheet with colourful vinyl stickers to decorate the tank
- 18 x 23 x 26 cm
The life cycle project takes around 45-60 days.
What are Aqua Dragons?
Aqua Dragons are live aquatic creatures with a scientific name, Artemia Salina from the crustacea family, their eggs have an amazing natural capacity called cryptobiosis which allows them to stay alive but hibernating in a dried state only to hatch many years later. Aqua Dragons have been living in the sea and in salty lakes on the earth for millions of years including while dinosaurs roamed the Earth!
In the wild Aqua Dragons (Artemia Salina) still live in salty lakes, they only eat microscopic algae particles, by foraging and filtering along tiny hair like structures on their legs which they move in a rhythmic mantoray motion as they swim. Aqua Dragons are comercialised in all included “Hatch and grow your own live pets” kits via this website and toy and pet stores all over the world.
What do Aqua Dragons do?
They eat, swim, fight, reproduce, lay eggs or they give birth to their babies and much more… They have a lot of different ways of behaving, you can see what they do and what it means in the diagram below:
How’s their life cycle?
You can observe their life cycle in this diagram.
How long do they live, will they reproduce?
If you take good care of your Aqua Dragons they could live up to 6 months each, it will depend in the conditions of water, light and temperature, but if they have good conditions, they will even reproduce in the tank. All animals have an end of the life cycle, but we should accept that is natures way. When that happens, leave the tank in direct sun until the water completely evaporates. When the tank is empty, fill it with water again and hatch those Aqua Dragons eggs that the females were carrying on their backs!
Awards! In 2013 alone, the Aqua Dragons product line won 3 major industry awards; the Best new toy of 2013 from the British toy and hobby association, The Top Toy of the Year by Creative Child Magazine and the Tillywig Sterling Fun toy of the year. Cool!
List Price: $ 25.49