Triops Longicaudatus gonochoric

  • Size: approx. 5 - 7 cm
  • Life expectancy: about 60 - 90 Days
  • Temperature range: 25 - 28 °C
  • Origin: America
Triops Longicaudatus gonochoric

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Triops Longicaudatus gonochoric - The Origin

The Longicaudatus gonochoric is one of the more unusual primeval crayfish. It comes from the Triops Longicaudatus, but differs from this in its appearance.

The first specimens inhabited the earth about 100 million years ago. Thus, they belong among the primeval crayfish relatively to the younger genus. In all likelihood, this species originated from the cross between Triops Newberryi and the Granarius. But with 100% accuracy this is not proven.

Triops Longicaudatus gonochoric propagation

Triops Longicaudatus gonochoricIn contrast to the species Triops Cancriformis, half of all hatched animals are male in these primeval crayfish. This is based on its natural origin. Because the female specimens can lay their eggs even without the males, yet they remain so unfertilized. If all prerequisites are met, a slip rate of 20 to 25% can be expected.

Triops Longicaudatus gonochoric - Optical Features

Longicaudatus gonochoric whites up a very long tail. The color varies from reddish to greenish. They are 6 - 8 inches tall and are two-sexed.

Triops Longicaudatus gonochoric breed

If you want to breed primeval cankers, such as the longicaudatus gonochoric, then you can follow the breeding conditions of the normal Triops longicaudatus. The gonochoric also hatch and grow very well at about 25 degrees Celsius. Below is a detailed Quick Start Guide to Breeding.

  • Eggs add sand mixture with the prehistoric crayfish to the breeding tank.
  • Fill with water (distilled, brook or rain water)
  • Note constant temperature of approx. 25°C
  • Ensure lighting with a lamp.

After 24 to 72 hours, the first nauplii usually hatch. Then you can start to feed them with small amounts of our spirulina poultry feed. After about 2 weeks you can feed the Triops Longicaudatus gonochoric firmer feed like our main feed, rearing feed or cichlid granules.