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Old 01-09-2004, 04:24 PM   #11
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since I am moving next month and will be ticking off all of my inhabitants, that might be a good time to do it again
That sounds like the perfect time to do it.. FWIW dont waste money on buying a trap I tried that and them Mantis are pretty smart.. Never was able to catch any of mine nor have i been able to catch the pistols that I had.. I was lucky and got a mated pair of pistols.. 1 died the other day and it happened to be the female that was carrying a butt load of eggs.. Well the eggs made good food for everything else in the tank..

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Old 01-09-2004, 04:27 PM   #12
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I wasn't really thinking of a trap, doesn't seem efficient enough to me.
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Old 01-09-2004, 04:51 PM   #13
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I wasn't really thinking of a trap, doesn't seem efficient enough to me.
I was just letting you know ahead of time as I figured I would try it and wasted about $20.00 on a trap that has done nothing but catch my Royal Gramma and my hermits.. lol the Royal Gramma was pretty funny when I awoke to find her trapped LMAO..

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Okay, this post has my curiosity up and wanted to drop in question. So im sitting around in the room with the tank, T.V. is on low and I suddenly hear a single loud pop/click from the tank. Is this a sign of mantis?
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Old 01-10-2004, 02:14 PM   #15
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So im sitting around in the room with the tank, T.V. is on low and I suddenly hear a single loud pop/click from the tank. Is this a sign of mantis?
I would say more than likely its a sign of a pistol Shrimp and not a mantie shrimp.. Mantis Shrimp also make a noise like that but it shouldnt be as loud unless its a pretty big one.. If it was loud kinda like a gun then it was more than likely a Pistol Shrimp..

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I had two mantis shrimp in my 65 gallon and created a trap with a plastic soda bottle. This worked, but not before they killed of a third of my tank. When I caught them, I ran them under hot water, swore at them then, flushed them. But, they are cool looking shrimp. If I had another tank I would have kept them.
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I had two mantis shrimp in my 65 gallon and created a trap with a plastic soda bottle. This worked, but not before they killed of a third of my tank. When I caught them, I ran them under hot water, swore at them then, flushed them. But, they are cool looking shrimp. If I had another tank I would have kept them.
For future reference you can usually find someone who will take these little guys off your hands since they are rare to buy at a LFS. I've seen posts on RC where somebody has laid claims 5-10 minutes after the post was listed

I feel your pain, however the shrimp was just doing what is was made to do and needed to do to survive
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Old 01-16-2004, 12:38 AM   #18
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For future reference you can usually find someone who will take these little guys off your hands since they are rare to buy at a LFS. I've seen posts on RC where somebody has laid claims 5-10 minutes after the post was listed

I feel your pain, however the shrimp was just doing what is was made to do and needed to do to survive
Highly Agreed I was able to trade mine for a few Frags from a fellow local Reefer.. FWIW most will even pay s/h if your willing to ship them out as well..

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