a little critter can be held in your hand. open its capsule to ressurect it (letting it breathe real air for the first time activates its metabolism) and there's your tiny creature! you can put it in situations, you can dress it up, and you can eat it. (completely safe, and a lot of fun! they're very delicious.) the capsule critters are concieved by our skillful bioengineers, and mass-produced in three factory locations. after quality testing, they are shipped to various distribution centers, and from there to your local store. a single creature toy/snack can be used for about two weeks, if fed properly with sugary water, before it runs out of nutrients. (nutrients are proprietary and not sold to end-users).