As a family of 4 with 2 children under 4 we spend a lot of time outdoors exploring. Visiting the local park and river is our favorite thing. The river is literally opposite our house and we spend a lot of time exploring and talking about the different creatures that live in that habit. Our children aren’t the kind to be standing on the side lines watching others jumping in puddles they are the ones rolling in it and aren’t scared of abit of mud!
When Interplay reached out and asked us to review their Nick Barkers My living world range we were over the moon.
Corey was excited more then anyone! When it airrved he couldn’t wait to get stuck in. This is the box and it contains the tank, triop eggs, triop food, pipette and sand. Plus the instructions which stated not to use tap water and use rain or bottled.
With a quick pop to the local shop to get the water we were ready.
The kids are always hands on in activites so Corey gave the tank a wash out himself and then we took it in turns to pour in the water. For derry this was definatly the most exciting part!
So before I get into reviewing the product ill give abit of information on a triop!
Do you know what one is? I didn’t have a clue and was thinking am I going to need to dig a pond in the garden for these huge ness like monsters? But no I wont ha ha .
A triop is a pond like creature that can hatch inside the harshest of conditions in the desert, puddles or ponds. Eggs that have laid dormat for years come to life. These creatures have been around since the dinosaur age and there success is down to being able to live in hard conditions. Sadly Triops grow and die fast in a period of between 3 – 6 weeks. This is due to the habits drying up. But they will have laid eggs in this time ready for the next generation of life and don’t need to mate to produce their eggs. The skeleton is also on the outside of the body!
Now we know abit of info on them lets get into our reviewing!! So we added the water into our tank and then came to adding the eggs! We tipped it in bit by bit and stirred the water like the instructions said which were really easy to follow.
We washed the sides down using the pipette an then placed the tank lid on and on to the window sill. It does say to put under a lamp but its the middle of summer and the weather is hot so this should do the job!
I’m going to document over the next few weeks how were getting on and will link all the posts here so if your interested keep a look out weekly of how we get on and how they grow!!.
Day 1. We started ( this post )
Corey is beyond excited to make this little series and wants to add his own videos in so keep a look out!
So far we are loving having our little creatures and cant wait to watch them come to life! Heres a link to purchase if your interested. https://interplayuk.com/collections/my-living-world/products/triop-world