and apparently i had to reach age 31 to successfully raise some brine shrimp (aka sea monkeys) to maturity. i used to get them as a gift with kids' magazines occasionally and they always died a few days after they hatched. who would've thought that the little bastards were actually this picky when it came to water quality? (well, relatively. they don't like hard water, they prefer a slightly alkaline pH, the salt you use can't contain iodine, flouride or anti-caking agents, but on the other hand they apparently don't care that their water is yellow...) and on the other hand they're far less picky when it comes to food than i was led to believe, they'll eat the powdered spirulina that's usually provided as their food, but also anything else that is small enough and remains suspended for a while, like dry yeast or wheat flour.
as i was saying, i'm completing a lot of old projects.
and now i'm considering the fact that i have an empty 10 litre tank i rescued from the trash (no leaks or anything, already checked that) and wondering what i could do with it. the possibilities are either triops or a small group of atlantic ditch shrimp (the species that's usually sold as live fish food). there isn't really anything else that'd be alright with a tank that small. i'd definitely need a filter in either case, though.