Triops are actual prehistoric creatures which are identical to their prehistoric kin. They survived the centuries during interrupted states of suspended animation or “diapause”. This state of suspended animation enables the triops to survive a seasonal drought. Triopolis permits you to grow & study the behavior of an amazing creature that hasn’t changed in a million years.
Triops are actual ‘living fossils’ which are identical to their prehistoric kin from hundreds of millions of years ago. They survived the millenia by using the ‘trick’ of suspended animation or diapause. During suspended animation, triops eggs can stop their biological clock to survive decades of drought. In the Triopolis, the Triops eggs hatch in 2-3 day and provide the ideal opportunity for you to study the behaviour of a fast growing and amazing creature that hasn’t changed in a million years.