Friday, March 5, 2010

Sea-Monkey Update

I decided to take the following advice:
Midcenturymadam said...

Waiting to become a parent is always a slow difficult process. Be patient my friend. Once the little monkeys arrive you'll be so busy there won't be time for anything. Go out to dinner and a movie. Enjoy this time alone.

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! #seamonkeys

After 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.
Any suggestions?


  1. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Triplets?? Oh boy, I hope you have some strong coffee because you my friends are going to have some long nights ahead of you. Oh but what a joy! Names huh? How about Hewey, Dewey and Louie? Or perhaps Larry, Moe and Curly Joe? There's always Hey You! Well anyway, cheers to the proud parents. A toast to you and your little guppies.

  2. Oops, the little monkeys, not guppies. (What was I thinking?)