Triops Mauritanicus

  • Size: approx. 6 - 12 cm
  • Life expectancy: about 90 - 120 Days
  • Temperature range: 24 - 26 °C
  • Origin: Spain
Triops Mauritanicus

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Triops Mauritanicus

The Triops Mauritanicus is a Triops species found in Spain, but also in countries like Portugal and Italy. Until recently it was a subspecies of Triops Cancriformis because it is very closely related to and similar to this species. Currently, however, the Triops Mauritanicus is a separate species that is characterized by some peculiarities.

How is the Triops Mauritanicus different from other types of Triops?

Triops Mauritanicus

At first glance, this little prehistoric canary seems almost indistinguishable from the species Triops Cancriformis. But the rare animals have a special feature that is not found in any other triops species. In larger animals, the anatomical difference is visible to the naked eye: At the base of the fork tail (Furca) has the Triops Mauritanicus two protruding and thorn-like processes. These thorns protrude to the right and to the left and are clearly visible in advanced stages of growth.

The prehistoric crab feels well in a temperature range between 24°C and 26°C and can reach an age of approx. 90 to 120 days and a body length of approx. 6 to 12 cm under optimal conditions. His tank is mostly mottled brown or takes on a green color.

Triops Mauritanicus Breeding Approach for your Triops Breed

We are delighted to be able to offer you this extraordinary Triops King in the online shop Triops King. Because they are not common in nature and therefore you can find this primeval cancer in the terrarium comparatively rare. With us you can order different Triops Mauritanicus breeding approaches and starter sets for your entry into a fantastic hobby.

How many Triops eggs hatch?

The Triops Mauritanicus Breeding Kit contains 50, 150, 300, 500 or 1000 triops (cysts). Of these, every fourth or fifth egg hatches a nauplius (Triops larva). The fact that no larva hatches from all triopseggs, is due to the continued existence of the species. After oviposition and dehydration, the cysts go into diapause. This is the name of the rest period for insects and various invertebrates, which include the Triops.

Hatching is stimulated by contact with water and at the appropriate temperature. Part of the Triopseier remains in diapause, which can last several years and even decades at Triops Mauritanicus.

Triops Mauritanicus Starter Sets for an exciting hobby

The Starter Set includes a breeding leash with an egg-and-sand mixture, as well as poultry feed and instructions on how to hatch and care for your prehistoric crayfish. With the Triops Starter Set Plus you also get staple food and a water conditioner as well as a step by step guide.

The Triops Mauritanicus Starter Set Ultra include:
  • Egg-sand mixture
  • three types of feed (poultry feed, rearing feed and cichlid granules)
  • conditioner for water treatment
  • Breeding instructions with tips and tricks

Which accessory do you need for the Triops breed?

In order to ensure a species-appropriate and animal-friendly attitude, a small rearing tank is sufficient. If your triops have hatched and grown a bit, you should provide your prehistoric crayfish with a larger aquarium.

Set up both Triops basins with a heater and an aquarium lamp to provide optimal conditions for your animals. For temperature control you need a thermometer. In addition, we recommend other accessories for checking the water quality and cleaning utensils.

Since the Triops Mauritanicus like to dig in the soil substrate and the female freshwater crayfish there also drop the cysts, you need sand that you Here can order, to the basic equipment. Now only distilled water is missing - and you can start with your first Triops breeding.