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Old 11-18-2003, 01:42 AM   #1
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Amazing mantis!

Wow, this is neat.

http://www.innovations-report.com/ht...ort-23390.html
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Old 11-18-2003, 02:21 AM   #2
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Very intresting article, I am becoming more intrested in my hitch hiking matis shrimp every day now...

I remember seeing it for the first time when it was about 1/4 of an inch and it has grown to 1 1/4 inches now, intresting to see how big he gets.

I read everywhere they have been known to break glass, how common is this, does anyone know?
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Old 11-18-2003, 03:49 AM   #3
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Breaking glass is pretty uncommon.. There have been a few instances but not too many at all.. In order for one to break glass it would have to be a rather large species.. I have a 2" or so mantis in my 29g and he has been there for a while now without issues..

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If you had a Hemisquilla ensigera, it could most certainly break the glass after it got bigger. If you had an 7 or 8 inch Odontodactylus scyllarus, most certainly. However, most won't. I even kept a 3 inch O.s. in a glass nano for a while. She was growing fast so I bought an acrylic tank.

Here's a lot of info on them
http://blueboard.rimlife.com/mantis/index.htm
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Old 11-18-2003, 12:23 PM   #5
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i would think that if they did break the glass it would be by mistake like trying to bust open a crab and miss and hit the glass !!
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Old 11-18-2003, 12:28 PM   #6
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Oh yeah----thought I would mention this. If possible use a titanium heater or don't have the heater in the tank. I know of several people who have fried their mantis when it got spooked when the light turned on.
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Oh yeah----thought I would mention this. If possible use a titanium heater or don't have the heater in the tank. I know of several people who have fried their mantis when it got spooked when the light turned on.
You mean it attacked the heater? Wow!!
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Old 11-18-2003, 01:29 PM   #8
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Yes, this has happened to more than one person. I had a glass heater for a while with black electrical tape covering the light but decided not to risk it any longer and bought a titanium heater.
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Great article, thanks! I would love to have a mantis, but I have a strict no potentially violent creatures clause in my marriage agreement...

We have a two year old who seems to get his hands into everything!!!!
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