Today was the first day to feed the Aquasaurs. So I got out their package of food an immediately freaked out.
Do you see why?
Wheat is the second ingredient in the food.
Do triops eat wheat in their natural habitat? I DON'T THINK SO. Did they eat 350 million years ago? AGAIN, I DON'T THINK SO.
Of course, this sent me in a tailspin of a panic attack, including breathing into a paper bag because what! if! I! touch! the! wheat! I! can! not! touch! the! wheat! argh!
After smashing the two pellets into a powder (with a metal spoon and a glass bowl because I! will! not! touch! the! wheat!), I sprinkled the food in the aquarium and waited....
... and finally saw a triop feeding. (Look in the center of the red box -- I drew a red box!)
I think they have gone all cannibal on each others' asses already. Last night I counted eight of them alive, this morning I can only see one. ::shudder:: Gross.