All photos on this blog are the property of Mary McGinty Photography (unless noted otherwise) photos may not be used or copied without my permission

Jan 27, 2011

Callahan's newest experiment

When Grandma Lori gave Callahan this science kit for Christmas I didn't think too much about it. We have had these before w/o success. How can you grow something besides a plant from a seed in a package...right?
Well, Callahan can and did....it started out as a tiny moving white speck after sitting in the sun for a few days. Actually in the beginning nothing happened for a week, then we moved it to a more sunny location.  This little creature grew to the pictures below.

 Brine is a salt solution—usually a saturated salt solution. And we have all seen a shrimp or two, even if only in cocktail sauce. Brine shrimp might therefore sound like some kind of pickled seafood delicacy, but that's not the case. Brine shrimp, also called fairy shrimp and sea monkeys in some contexts, are tiny but important organisms found in salt ponds and saline lakes. copied from Fossweb

We feed it a little seed each day. When it eats, it flips on its back and holds the little seed with its pitchers...kinda cool. I haven't gotten a photo of it, but I will try.
From head to tail end it is about an inch long

No comments: