December 18, 2013 11:43 PM Subscribe
Visited a fellow window-less office and saw a small, apparently forgotten jar tucked behind their computer. Upon inquiry, my coworker pulled it out and was astonished that the little shrimp-things and plants inside were still alive and madly swimming around. He told me he thinks it was a kit one of them got in the mail. I want something like this.
posted by DisreputableDog to Home & Garden (17 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I love having a pet or plant to care for. Unfortunately, I'm away for up to 3 months at a time. When I'm available, I do a great job at caring for whatever it is.
I'm looking for some water-based animal/plant or enclosed terrarium biome-like thing that I can entrust to be okay if I have to leave it alone. If it doesn't require sunlight (impossible, right?) and it's small, I could maybe even take it with me.
The most animal-like thing I'm allowed to own are fish, pretty much. I don't care how small the critter is so long as it's visible, visibly moves around, and isn't, you know, bacteria or something microscopic. I'm good with plants, but it may not get the best sun. Leaving my window open gets light, but I'm facing a wall under an overhang and have a very limited view of the sky or sunlight; my from-home situation doesn't provide sunlight at all, either living or at work.
I just really feel like I need some physical creature or something to care for, or I can tend to get somewhat sad. I've tried computer or phone-based check-on-them games and desktop critters, but it doesn't provide as much satisfaction as, let's say, a cactus.
I know about that dinosaur plant that you can let dry out and resubmerge. I'm looking for as many options as possible though. Thanks!