While it was tough, I held off on mailing in my $3 to start over. However, every night I had a routine. I would gently rock the Magic Castle to send the sediment of magic formulas swirling about like fluffy flakes in a giant snow globe.
Just a week after M.C. Madam's kind words of encouragement, the evening of February 9th, I discovered some "Magic" in my castle:
OMG! I just saw my 1st Sea-Monkey baby! A tiny vibrating spec w/a tail. Just when I had given up hope. Break out the cigars! #seamonkeysAfter 5 days, I added some food. I waited 5 more and added the Plasma (see top photo). Concerned that I could only see one "baby" I retrieved the wrapper from packet 2 that contained the Sea-Monkey eggs. I scraped every last spec of matter I could find in hopes there might be a few tiny eggs.
These photos were taken a week later. I used a macro setting and this image is about 3x the real size.
A few more weeks have gone by and my Sea-Monkey baby is finally starting to get bigger. I was worried that I was raising a pygmy. I also have been having guilt pangs that I produced an only child.
As I was getting ready to make my post today, I checked in on my little one and much to my surprise, I saw 2 new hatchlings!
In all of my excitement, I forget to name my eldest. I will now need two more names as well.