dkolk at popmail.ucsd.edu
Tue May 17 14:57:10 EST 1994
In article <sd_chin-130594180445 at clinicals100h55.med.utas.edu.au>,
sd_chin at postoffice.SandyBayutas.edu.au (Devika Chin) wrote:
> I have seen sea monkeys being advertised on the back of comic books and
> have always wondered what exactly they are. I read that they can be dried
> and when added to water, come to life. The advertisement also stated that
> they can obey commands and do tricks. I wondered if they could be artemia.
> Can anyone please enlighten me on where they stand in the animal kingdom?
I saw a talk by an artemia specialist about eight years ago (I believe he
was studying how they could go into a dormant phase when dehydrated) and
his first slide was one of these ads you mentioned. He did'nt address the
tricks issue which I am fairly certain is a crock of detritus
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