Triop World – Review

Triop World is a natureset from the My Living World collection from Interplay. Suitable for ages 7+ RRP £9.99. The box contains a tank, triop information booklet, spoon, pipette, triop eggs, triop food and a small bag of sand.

Triop world is a hands on set with everything to grow and watch triops grow and find out more about these fascinating creatures. Triops are creatures that are millions of years old and are sometimes called living fossils. This is the perfect activity for the boy who is currently learning about water, rivers and creatures at school. You will need to collect some rain water for your Triop world kit, or buy some bottled spring water. The box comes with everything else that you will need.

triop world

First you will need to clean and fill your triop tank use a little of your water (not tap water) to do this then fill your tank to 3/4 full. Next you need to make sure that the water in the tank is at room temperature. Next sprinkle half the bag of detritus from the Triop World box onto the top of the water. This pack contains the Triop eggs, they are very small and you wont be able to see them. They should hatch within 24 hours but there is a troubleshooting section in the leaflet if you have problems.

triop world set up

After cleaning and filling our tank we added half the packet marked Triop eggs. Then we had to wait. The boy was keen to find out how long, and we were convinced we would see activity after the 24 hours. We had to wait a little longer before we were able to see anything with the naked eye as they creatures are pretty small. After a couple of days there was defiantly something moving in the water but it is still difficult to work out if it is a triop or not. It was time to feed our Triops a tiny but of food on day three, and the boy was keen to see if they would appear from the bottom. We definatly have some creatures now and can see movement, a few days more and we might be able to work out if we have triops.

The Booklet in the triop World kit has plenty of fascinating facts about triops. From how they evolved and their life cycle. Also detailed pictures and plenty for the boy to learn about these peculiar creatures. You also may get other creatures from your egg packet like fairy shrimps, daphnia and clam shrimp. Just like the Triop these are all creatures that have evolved to live and reproduce in a short amount of time to survive.

The boy has enjoyed finding out more about these ancient creatures, and hopefully once we have some triop eggs, we can dry them out and start all over again with another generation of Triops.

Disclaimer we were sent this kit in exchange for and honest review.

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    1. Oh, I didn’t realise they would last that long though it would only be a couple of weeks.

  1. These are a great idea. Both my boys and girls would be enjoy watching these little creatures thrive and swim around – me too!

  2. love it! definitely on our xmas wishlist, i like science as a child and so does my son. this would be really interesting

  3. I love these, we started off with sea monkeys and progressed to these, they are fascinating, last time we had them they grew quite big

  4. I had never heard of triops before now, I know my daughter would love this, she loved doing the insect lure butterfly one.

  5. love the idea, my kids are always asking for ‘pets’ so these would be ideal for them 🙂

  6. I think these are fantastic! I would have loved this type of thing as a child and can’t wait to show the kids how wonderful nature is

  7. I had sea monkeys as a kid. These are great. Really interesting for the kids. They can get up close.

  8. These would be great for my Grandchildren. I think that learning can be fun by using these.

  9. Omg this looks fab, haven’t seen this before. Would love this as a school holiday project xx

  10. these have always fascinated me, I would love to try the kit out and I’m sure my son would too

  11. A comprehensive review and although it’s meant for age seven and over I’m quite sure that with help my four year old grand-daughter would be able to do this and learn from it x

  12. I had these as a child and it was amazing seeing them grow and swim around, learning about the life cycle and even seeing babies!!!
    I’d love for my son to see how amazing life is!!

  13. As stocking fillers I always buy some sort of ‘blind bag’ Lego/Playmobil or alike. Some crayons or pencils. A small traditional game or brain teaser (Jacobs ladder etc.) And, of course, a piece of fruit, some nuts and a silver coin.

  14. I always have chocolate coins in the bottom and a cracker in the top and lots of little bits in between.

  15. I usually put candy and a couple of small toys in my daughter’s stocking. It’s not very big, so it’s perfect for that. Though triops could be a fun present outside of the stocking.

  16. I usually fill my little boy’s stocking up with stationery and lego that I’ve collected throughout the year from newspaper giveaway…wont be doing that much longer though as Lego aren’t doing that anymore. 🙁

  17. I fill my girls with little girly things like lip glosses and sweets and hair clips depending on what they are into, last year was minions, year before was frozen, this year it’s My Little Pony.

  18. This looks fun! I love little things that inspire imagination.
    It would make the perfect stocking filler alongside the stationary that I like to get my boys too!

  19. In the Christmas Stocking we always make sure that the kids have a traditional Christmas, with an orange, a chocolate penny and a small present.

  20. It varies, but they always have a small soft toy peeking out the top!

    These look really interesting too, think my son would like them,

  21. For my son’s stocking I include lots of small toys, like army men & cars, a selection box, chocolate coins, books, a jigsaw, toothbrush & a Satsuma!

  22. I buy a mixture of small toys, chocolate, little toiletries, a book, a calendar and always an orange and a little pot of nuts!

  23. traditional is the chocolate coins, apple satsumer and tooth brush but then find other random little things i think they will like. My hubby always insists on putting coal in for to illustrate the times they have been naughty

  24. Our stockings consist of a clementine, a selection box, a small toy and a novelty item (like the reindeer that poos when you lift it’s tail!)

  25. These look cool

    Our stockings consist of a piece of fruit, some chocolate coins and a few surprise eggs and tiny smelly sets x

  26. In the stockings we buy top trumps, a satsuma sugared almonds a few wooden puzzles hollow chocolate santa chocolate coins

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