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Old 05-24-2006, 07:50 PM   #1
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My quest is over.

Some of you likely know that I collect vintage aquarium stuff. There is a particular item that I have been chasing for a few years now, and after being seriously outbidded on eBay a couple of times , and sniped once in the past, I have finally laid my hands on one of the holy grails of 60's funky fish things.

In response to Sea Monkeys, Wham-O, makers of Frisbee, came out with "Instant Fish", a kit idea similar to "Sea Monkeys", but using Nothobranchius killifish eggs instead of Artemia.

As you can imagine, since these were produced in 1967-1968, and had a relatively small distribution, there are not a lot still kicking around, much less in mint, unused condition...in fact, only 4 have come up on eBay over the past 4 years, two selling in excess of $50US, but I managed to grab this one for just $20US, including shipping!

I actually startled my daughter with my shout of triumph when I won this thing. LOL

Although I am sorely tempted to try to hatch the eggs to see if some might have somehow managed to survive four decades, I think that I will leave the package intact and the kit mine....besides, I have several batches of fresh notho eggs that I need to be hatching out over the summer anyways.
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Geez, that's cool-you really must try to hatch those eggs. Congratulations!
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Congratulations on your long sought after find! Glad your persistance finally paid off and big too! What a deal.
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That is a very cool aquisition
Try spawn them in 60 years that way you've got yourself 100 year old killies
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