Learning everyday: What is artemia cysts?

Call me ignorance, but there is so much knowledge for one to learn, that’s why we need to s.h.a.r.e.

Today, I learnt something call artemia cysts.
Remember I went to Aqaurama 2013 on late May?
Got this from the Aqaurama 2013 exhibition:
What is this pack of Ocean Nutrition Sep-Art Artemia Cysts for?
It says artemia cysts, but what exactly is artemia cysts?
Artemia is a genus of aquatic crustaceans known as brine shrimp. Artemia is able to produce dormant eggs, known as cysts, which may be stored for long periods and hatched on demand to provide a convenient form of live feed for larval fish and crustaceans. In layman terms – rations for fish.
Guess what, the first sentence that caught my attention on wikipedia when I was doing my reading is: “A breed of Artemia is sold as a novelty gift under the marketing name Sea-Monkeys.” and I go:
After watching Frankenweenie, this is the only type of Sea-Monkeys I can visualised in my mine
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What is so different for this Ocean Nutrition Sep-Art Artemia Cysts? 
According to this article I read online:

Sep-Art Artemia Cysts from Ocean Nutrition are specially treated brine shrimp eggs which have shells that can easily be filtered using a magnet. Most of us know well that hatched brine shrimp rise towards the light and the egg shells sink to the bottom but the few unhatched eggs actually float, and these are the particles which can cause problems if they are accidentally fed to baby fish along with artemia nauplii (baby brine shrimp).

Now I learn something…

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  1. Wow really?

  2. Hi coldkohmew, is brine shrimp also something new to you? 🙂

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