ZOOPLANKTON PROJECT:Hatching Brine Shrimp Eggs

This week we’ve prepared a salt solution and we’ve put two table spoons of brine shrimp cysts into it.
Brine shrimps are also called artemias or sea monkeys.

The eggs should hatch in 48-72 hours. Constant aeration is also needed.
We will keep you updated about our babies!

The secret life of zooplankton

In Science K5 we have been learning that inside a drop of water that you might collect from the sea are very tiny organisms. These tiny and often not so small living things are called zooplankton and phytoplankton.
We have living zooplankton in our Science Lab in preschool: mysid crustaceans, artemia (brine shrimps) rotifers and copepods.
We also have been listening to the story: Felipe the Flamingo, that isn’t pink because he does not eat artemia.
Flamingos get their pink colour from their food, the artemia.
One of these days we are going to observe our zooplankton under the microscope!
We are so thrilled!