I hadn't expected to report again so soon, but there have been some significant developments in Sea-Monkey Land since yesterday.
First, and most important, we have babies! I only see a couple of them, but they seem to be hardy little swimmers. They prefer the surface of the tank, and they can be glimpsed valiantly chugging through the water among the gargantuan adults.
Second, Juliet is now free of Romeo. I'm pretty sure he's dead. We have a couple of new lifeless husks at the bottom, and he's probably one of them. They're really rather creepy with their little black pinpoint eyes staring lifelessly as the current gently lifts and drops their stiffened corpses. (Stephen King, eat your heart out!)
News flash number three: My Sea-Monkey supplies came in the mail! I now have extra food (probably enough to sustain ten generations of the little buggers), Red Magic vitamins (to turn them pink – woohoo!), a "Million-Bubble Air Pump" (to make sure I don't accidentally drink Sea-Monkey soup one day when I'm trying to improve their oxygen supply), and a packet of "Sea Medic" Sea-Monkey medicine (in case I become alarmed at the mortality rate and feel something must be done).
At this point I think I can count, among the larger Sea-Monkeys, five females (I can't tell Juliet from the others anymore) and four or five males. There are some littler ones, too, but I'm not sure of their gender. Natural selection is winnowing them down to the apex of Sea-Monkey evolution.
So that's the status of the little colony. It's the story of life: birth, sex, death, and everything in between. What more could you ask for?!