They're not exactly brine shrimp. They're a hybrid of the brine shrimp. They're the result of crossbreeding and are actaully larger and live longer than brine shrimp, (Artemia salina
). They're a species of brine shrimp and their scientific name is Artemia nyos
. It's said that nyos
comes from 'New York Ocean Science Laboratory' where the strain was developed.
Umm...yeah...I did own sea monkeys once. They were spilled accidentally and I cried. And that was only four months ago.