Sea-Monkeys in the Media Alert: Yesterday I was reading the Web site of my favorite columnist, James Lileks, and he mentioned having Sea-Monkeys! It was the 'Daily Bleat' at www.lileks.com (a site well worth checking out under any circumstances - especially the "Institute of Official Cheer" section). Apparently it's a tradition in Mr. Lileks' neighborhood to put out a jack o'lantern for each family member. He said he was tempted to put 50 small pumpkins on the front porch and if anyone asked he'd say they were for the Sea-Monkeys. Obviously he is a man of taste and distinction.
Sadly I have nowhere near 50 Sea-Monkeys myself. The twilight of the Sea-Monkeys is at hand. The adults in the tank now number only three: two females and one male. The other female disappeared overnight this week. I haven't been able to spot her corpse among the undersea peaks and valleys in the Ocean-Zoo, so I think it's a reasonable hypothesis that she was abducted by aliens.
In the name of science, I am definitely planning to "resurrect" the Sea-Monkey colony when the remaining creatures die off. I have already placed my order for water purifier with the TranScience Corporation in preparation.
The hard decision will be: what about the Sea-Monkey reports? You are all now intimately familiar with the life cycle of Artemia Nyos. Shall we start over and see if anything changes? Should I try something different, like starting two tanks at the same time and comparing the new with the old? Perhaps I should just get an ant farm and begin a new series. Reader suggestions are welcome!