They're "Dream Pets"
Sea-Monkeys® are a true miracle of nature. They exist in suspended animation inside their tiny eggs for many years. The instant-life crystals, in which the eggs are enclosed, preserve their viability and help to extend still further their un-hatched lifespan. Sea-Monkeys® are real time-travellers, asleep in biological time capsules, for their strange journey into the future!
The joy of watching Sea-Monkeys® grow offers a lot more than just pure fun. It is one of the outstanding educational experiences of a lifetime, as the entire life-cycle of these unique creatures is fully recreated.
Because they are so incredible, we know that you’ll have more fun with them than any other aquatic creature you’ve ever owned. If you take good care of them, they will reward you with endless hours of pleasure and enjoyment. Unlike make-believe toys, pet Sea-Monkeys® are really alive and are always ready and eager to put on a show!
What's In A Name?
Like the names given to some aquatic animals, which are mostly based on certain behaviour or similarities to their land counterparts, the Sea-Monkeys® name is based on the creature's funny behaviour and long tail.
Are They Brine Shrimp?
Sea-Monkeys® are a unique species of brine shrimp, known by the scientific name of Artemia NYOS. We have not only unlocked the most elusive secrets of their life cycle, we have created new formulas to keep them alive under conditions found in the average home - an accomplishment never before achieved! After years of crossbreeding, we developed a hybrid. These amazing new hybrids grow larger and live longer than any "natural" variety of brine shrimp. Resulting from the most exquisitely sophisticated “aquaculture technology”, by true pioneers in this science, only the utmost resources of a leading marine biological research centre, working for a span of many years, has made this project a complete success.
How Long Do Sea-Monkeys® Live?
Thanks to new computer-driven processing technologies and ultra-pure, non-toxic chemicals, twice as many Sea-Monkeys® instantly hatch, grow larger and live longer than ever before. You can expect your Sea-Monkeys® tank to last about 2 years.
An exact, pre-blended formula of "magic crystals" and live Sea-Monkeys® eggs are inside the envelopes supplied with every Sea-Monkeys® kit. When added to water, live Sea-Monkeys® will hatch. That’s why anyone can get perfect results without any knowledge of chemistry or biology. Just by following the easy instructions you create Instant Life®.
How Big Are They?
At birth, the Sea-Monkeys® are very tiny, no larger than the "full stop" at the end of this sentence. That is why it is possible to overlook them, when they are first born. Since their fate is in your hands, do not discard the formula if you do not see them right away. To do so would be like "throwing the baby out with the bath water".
Even though they start out so small, Sea-Monkeys® grow up to between 12 to 15mm in length during a 4 week period. At this stage, they'll start to reproduce and have more adorable babies.
Are Sea-Monkeys® Safe?
Sea-Monkeys® are in no way harmful to humans or the environment. If they somehow find their way into natural waterways or sewer lines, they simply will not be able to survive outside of the formula.