Comic Book Sea Monkeys

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    Question Comic Book Sea Monkeys

    Any of you folks here ever actually BUY the Comic Book Sea Monkeys? Remember these?


    Or...How About A Pair Of These?

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    Not guilty Sir!

    I thought this was a thread directed at Bruce!
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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry

    I thought this was a thread directed at Bruce!

    Me too, then i thought I have never been to the sea, so it couldn't be about me. Although there was this one time..................

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    I seen the adds but no never had them

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    Angry They still sell them on Ebay

    They are really Brine Shrimp Eggs that hopefully hatch.
    They really don't look like Friendly Smiling Families of Pink Alien People...and the Sea~Monkey Girls DON't have red bows on their triple antennae either.
    I'm sort of disillusioned.

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    I reckon I ordered just about everything you could order out of the back of a Boy's Life magazine, but never Sea Monkeys.

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    For several months at one of my previous jobs (writing documentation for an industrial manufacturer of water filtration equipment), I raised a successful and self-renewing colony of sea monkeys.

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    Sea monkeys are a species of brine shrimp. They look nothing like the anthropomorphic version shown in the ads; they look like nothing so much as little seagoing angels, the way their combs of cilia undulate as they swim through the water. They start out almost invisible but eventually get large enough to see easily through the tank. I enjoyed watching them swim.

    When they reach a certain size, they start mating and producing more sea monkeys, which start living off the scum that grows on the sides of the tank. My colony lasted for several months before it finally died out from attrition. The dead sea monkeys started piling up at the bottom of the tank and I soon gave up trying to get them all out of there with the tiny plastic cleaner thingy.

    I am not making up any of this.

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    That Does It

    I hafta order up a passle of sea monkey eggs.
    I missed the Sea Monkey Experience in my Childhood Development.
    Better late than never.
    Too bad they don't look like little pink "alien babes" with pot bellies though. :chairshot
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    I never had Sea Monkeys, but I remember really, really wanting them.

    So I settled for an art farm instead.

    I had no clue I was supposed to order the ant colony, so I had my really cool plastic ant farm container and started scooping up any ants I could find in the yard. Little black ants. Little red ants. Big red ants. Big black ants.

    Anyhow, I had great Ant Colloseum.
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    If you want sea monkeys, go to the nearest pet store that carries marine aquarium supplies, and buy a pack of bay brand brine shrimp eggs. Save yourself the 1000% markup :)
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    Never wanted any "sea monkeys," but, as a youngster, I DID order the "Western Haig" pistol ($3.00, as I recall). ".12 caliber, uses real powder charge" or some such . . .

    Plastic "toy gun" (Colt SAA copy) with a thin metal tube stretching from muzzle to hammer. Drop a #6 birdshot (well, coulda been a #4 ... it's been a lotta years) down the muzzle, "cap" with a paper cap (!?!?), and let fly. With any luck, the shot would actually exit the barrel.

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    The only thing I remember about Sea Monkeys was the smell...

    An ant farm always looked like a disaster waiting to get knocked over and spilled.
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    Didn't know that...???

    Sea Monkeys Smell?
    Sounds Gross!.

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    From the ad:

    "So eager to please, they can even be trained!"

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    Team American

    "So eager to please, they can even be trained!"

    Yeah, put a red hot poker in the water and they swim over to the other side of the tank.

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