|Thanks for the disclaimer guys
I found this weird thing in there. Once I was finished being horribly disturbed, my roommate told me apparently it's for picking the Sea Monkeys up to look at them? I am not entirely convinced of that. I made sure to put it as far away from me as possible.
Added water and water purifier. Boys oh boys is this exciting. As soon as I put water in the tank, it occurred to me that wherever I put it my cats were probably going to knock it over and/or try to drink out of it. I settled on my dresser, far away from my books and electronic devices, to reduce the amount of damage caused when they finally do take it down.
Read the instructions on the Sea Monkey eggs and chucked them in there. I hadn't realized until this point that the little packettes had instructions on them, so I hadn't read the instructions on the water purifying crystals. Ah well.
The written instructions said that the Sea Monkeys should hatch instantly. Mine did not. I assume that because my house is colder than, like, 80 farenheit, they might take a little longer.
Saw something floating in there. Possibly dirt.
Days Five through ???
As usual, my interest turns to neglect.
Added food and Plasma. The Plasma is supposed to make them grow bigger and/or better. I dunno. Also that weird, fucked up probe is back, what the fuck.
Doesn't really look like there's anything on in there. I think a combination of the temperature in my apartment, the age of the eggs (this particular Sea Monkey kit dates back to 2008 according to the package), and my incompetance may have at least hindered the growth of my Sea Monkey colony, if it hasn't just shut it down altogether.
In other words, Sea Monkeys on Mars was even more disappointing than I expected. That being said, I'm going to remain optimistic and vigilant, just in case they decide to hatch or whatever. I'll post on here if anything happens.