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Triops sapiens by QuazarShark Triops sapiens by QuazarShark
I love my triops, I love them to bits. I can't wait to see them again in spring. *sigh*

In the meantime, here's some young anthromorphic triops playing catch-the-sphere. Damn the colours were hard to get...
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UnagiTakanashi Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014   Artist
wild kabutops appeard:iconkabutopsplz:
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QuazarShark Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Wow, I thought they were extinct! :wow:
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UnagiTakanashi Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014   Artist
triops or kabutops?
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QuazarShark Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Kabutops, obviously. Totally extinct. I'm 100% sure.
It's not as if they could somehow be miraculously brought back from fossils or anything, ha! What an idea.
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UnagiTakanashi Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014   Artist
lol yeah  only the great helix fossil can do thhatt
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Zaggym Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Wow, amazing detail! I think I know what my imaginary alter ego looks like! Anyway, I'm new on this website and tried to finish a comment. Oh well, Ill make a new one! My first triop was named Louiz. It could be a girl or boy name. After 5 days, yep, it died, my bro just yelled at me for taking the computer, sorry for the randomism but I could tell the difference between males and females. I dont want to explain again! Go on google and type pictures of triops males and females. and 5 minutes ago, Snoop died! it was not big enough to tell if it was a boy, or a girl. If you want to see a vid on youtube search bar type Triops Cancroformis, yes I have all A's SPELLING. It will show a triop eating upside down and later in the vid, it will show triops making nesting grounds! In the video, you will listen to litlte mermaid Under The Sea. Oh, and dont use BAD LANGUAGE!!!!Im a boy, 13, who needs a girl friend and more friends! PS im MORMON/ LDS.
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QuazarShark Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Haha, yeah, I'm quite familliar with the way they move, though I haven't owned any since this picture was drawn in 2006. They're adorable!
I didn't know it was possible to tell the sexes apart just by looking though. Mine weren't Cancriformes, they were Longicaudatus, which are a different species that don't need water quite as warm. They're also a bit greyer and don't turn upside-down as much.

Triops are quite sensitive to direct sunlight and changes in temperature, as well as water quality. Maybe you can search online for tips on how to keep triops? It's strange that they would die just 5 days after hatching.
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ADiN4Brawl Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Student General Artist
um...... YES!!!!! THIS IS AMAZING!!!!!! :D
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Sharka1544 Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
AWESOME
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sunnyanna Featured By Owner May 21, 2008
we had two triops longicaudatus, too (in fact 5, but they were eaten by the bigger ones),they died with the age of 118 days! i think we´ll try it again in fall
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kenloka Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2007
i have at least 15 triops but 4 were eaten by the big ones it was a terrible sight now ihave 11 T.T
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kenloka Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2007
you have triops too i have them too i like them when flip
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QuazarShark Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2007
Mine didn't flip, they were the european species, triops longicaudatus. It's the triops cancriformes that flip, the lighter coloured ones that need more heating. Note I have no idea if I'm spelling these names correctly.. <_<
I've had the ones you mean though, they're adorable when they flip. :3
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Rodlox Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2007
I'd love to meet these critters; they seem like such nice folk.

you depicted them superbly.
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QuazarShark Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007
T'ankyo. :)
The triops always struck me as thoughtful, active, and generally of pleasant disposition.
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Rodlox Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007
welcome.

>always struck me as
ya mean they're not really? :)
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QuazarShark Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007
C'mon, little isopods puttering around a tank? Would you know their inner personalities? :D
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Rodlox Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007
not intimately, you're right.
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Blattaphile Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2006
You are so awesome for this <3
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooh they are _such_ funky-looking creatures. I wish I could see more of the lower-right one, as ducttaperesidue pointed out. I agree with chikkennoodul regarding the sci-fi film comment! This concept really does kick triops behind. I suppose some blue in the shadows may have helped unify the image, but who am I to say? If you'd done that, the sphere may have lost its impact.
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QuazarShark Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006
I was going to do a background of murky water, but I didn't want to spoil the colours in the end so I left it.
Thanks for the comment Donna! And triops don't have behinds! :rofl: At least, not in the strictest sense...
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That only makes them even cooler.
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FortunaDraken Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2006
I love that top one! So cute! And ther one with the sphere. And the one in the corner! Ahh, I love them all. Though that one in the bottom corner does need to be just that little bit further on the page. *favs*
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QuazarShark Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006
Thank you Fotruna! :hug: Yeah, the lower one bothers me too... hmmm... Not a lot I can do about it now though. :shrug:
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FortunaDraken Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006
Fotruna? *dies laughing*

Very welcome!
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QuazarShark Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2006
*reads* Oh. Oops. :rofl:
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CuriousCreatures Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
These guys are beautiful, really well designed - I love them! They look both elegant and tough at the same time. I know you originally only intended them to be anthropomorphic depictions of your triop pets, but to me they look like a brilliant creature concept for a sci-fi film!
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QuazarShark Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006
Aren't they though? I'd love to watch a film with triops people in! :D Thank you for the comment Mai!
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DuctTapeResidue Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2006  Student Artist
That's friggin awesome. YAY, cool anthros! not your crappy dog or cat anthros that are everywhere!!!! :D
But anyway, Great job, at first I was lookin at the title like what in the monkeys and then I was like OH I know what those are. Those are really cool.

I like the flow of motion, tho I think you should've put the one in the corner farther on the page. He kinda stop the motion alittle too soon, he should have been behind the one with the ball just to keep the eye moving. And not to mention he doesn't seem to be in the actual game, he looks more like a side lines cheerleader whose just popped into the onlooker's veiw. Maybe getting his tail up behind him like he just made a quick turn will bring the eye movement back.
But none the less a very cool concept! :w00T:
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QuazarShark Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006
Thank you for the crit! :) Yes, I agree with you, the one down the bottom is sorta static. Maybe there's another one grabbing his tail so he can't go further forward. :D

Thank you Shadow! :hug:
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DuctTapeResidue Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006  Student Artist
That would work.

And you are very welcome as always! :hug:
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