You may know that I asked for Sea Monkeys for Christmas so that I could bring them with me to Jakarta and have them as pets.
Well the plan went without a hitch and the year 9 English classroom is enjoying a thriving little tank of these creatures. I think they are already having babies, because I keep seeing little tiny ones in there. However, now that I think about it, not very many of those little cutie-pies are growing up, so they must be getting eaten by the older ones. Ah the circle of life.
Things changed last Friday, when we discovered 2 of them linked together. I told the students to give them some privacy, and then emphasized that we might have some babies soon!
This morning though, they were still attached. Hmmm. Well Brady did some quick research and found that when they are attached, it means they are fighting to the death! Wow!
So naturally, we decided that we should name these two guys and come up with some background info for this deathly tussle they are in. This is what we came up with:
The attacker’s name is Potato, and the victim’s name is Mash. Potato was jealous of Mash, and attacked in a violent rage. The reason for Potato’s jealousy? Mash’s eyes are far more beautiful.
Once we named them, I realized how morbid it was to only name the Sea Monkeys that are on the brink of death. Oh well, I noticed new babies this morning so we have replacements on the way.