|Q. How do Sea Monkeys Mate? How long is gestation? How many kids do they have? Does the male get hurt when the female slams him around when he is attached to her? What is the maximum population of Sea Monkeys permitted in the basic tank?
||A. Okay…let’s try to answer this now. Sea Monkeys can mate both sexually and asexually (there are five different ways — one is after the female is dead….). I don’t know how long gestation is but it isn’t very long. Sometimes the Sea Monkey future mommy could hold the eggs until the situation is right but this has not been scientifically tested. I don’t know how many kids they have because you can’t usually see them but it is quite a few – about 20 or so. With regards to mating, if there are too few good quality men around the female Monkey can produce fertilized eggs herself! Pretty remarkable! (I can see catastrophic events in the future if this was permitted in humans….) And, the male and female can mate in a somewhat human fashion, holding on to one another, and BEHOLD a baby monkey is born! The male attaches himself to the female and I don’t believe that he is hurt but the carcasses at the bottom my tank could be casualties of one-too-many interesting mating sessions…..The maximum number of sea Monkeys in a tank should be about 100 or else they lose the oxygen that they require. One way to get around this is to oxygenate the tank on a regular basis with either an air pump or by moving the tank water back and forth between a clean glass and the tank.
|Q. How can you tell if a Sea Monkey is pregnant????? Our Sea Monkeys are carrying around excess baggage at their midsection; one of us thinks this is an egg sac; the other thinks these are testicles
||A. The person who thinks that it is an egg sac is in fact right! Sorry, someone loses some cash here! (see below for details on my cut). Sea Monkeys don’t have testicles, which explains the slow sales on the whole Sea Monkey athletic supporter market! The Sea Monkey females will carry the Sea Monkey babies in an egg sac near their stomach (or what passes for a stomach). In fact, this egg sac is more like a transportable nest as Sea Monkeys can be born alive! I warned you that these wonderous creatures were a miracle of nature!!! Wow….now aren’t you glad that you spent the $15.00 required to start up a tank of your own?
|Q. Should new born baby Sea Monkeys be swimming to the surface? If not, how can I prevent then from doing that?
||A. Actually, this is okay. They may be coming up just to see what is happening or they may be getting some oxygen. Baby Sea Monkeys are oxygen pigs and need a great deal of the airy stuff to make it through their infancy. Just let them be, they are having some fun and this will teach them where up is and where down is.
|Q. Why is my Sea Monkey spasming on the bottom of the tank?
||A. Your Sea Monkey mother is giving birth! It’s amazing, but it does look a little like she is dying. Do not worry…she may be in pain, but it is for a greater cause — you shall have baby Sea Monkeys in the tank soon! As a note, adding boiling water and towels into the tank will have terrible results…so don’t!