Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Welcome Harold

I thought it might be nice to kick off my blog by welcoming new life to our family. Sometime during the night before last, Avery welcomed Harold and his siblings to our family. Harold and siblings (who are, incidentally, also named Harold) are newly hatched Triops. Triops are small, three-eyed, many-legged crustaceans who have been around on earth for a couple of hundred million years in their current form. If you're around my age you may also know them as Sea Monkeys.

The Harolds currently resemble pale specks of dust with tails but will eventually reach 6cm in size and form a nice hard shell. They look a bit like a horseshoe crab. I haven't told my mother about them yet but I'm sure she won't mind when she's up next week to look after the kids while Annette and I are away.


Kimota94 aka Matt aka AgileMan said...

For some strange reason, I always thought Sea Monkeys (which you used to be able to order via the ad pages in comic books) were some sort of plant life that only looked like it was animal in nature. If they have 3 eyes and many legs, though, they're clearly animal. I wonder where I got that crazy notion from (certainly not from the ads themselves, as they all but promised you could teach the creatures to do tricks!).

Oh, and welcome ScheyenIAm to the blogosphere community, as well!

Don Hey said...


Peter Scheyen said...

Truth in advertising... it turns out Triops and Sea Monkeys are actually different animals. Sea Monkeys are a form of brine shrimp and Triops are more of a mini horseshoe crab. Who knew?

Kimota94 aka Matt aka AgileMan said...

Dude, it's been a month now! Time for another blog entry!!

Peter Scheyen said...

Very true Matt. So long, in fact, that the Harolds have all shuffled off their mortal coils. We're down to a single pet (Bean, the python).

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