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Old 11-11-2004, 01:55 AM   #1
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Ive Got a Mantis.

Welp,

Ive got a Mantis. Looks to be a good sized brown one. his burrow was well hidden so I hadn't seen it before now. What should I do? Do I need to worry about my Coral Banded Shrimp? I figure I now know where all my blue-legged hermit crabs went.
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Old 11-11-2004, 02:02 AM   #2
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If he is a good size one like you say your shrimp is in trouble.

Funny I just discovered a tiny Peacock Mantis in my tank today.
Ordered a Mantis trap and hopefully he'll be caught.

I plan to set up a 10 gallon for him

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Old 11-11-2004, 10:46 AM   #3
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I may have spoken to soon. He might just be a large hitchiker crab. (kinda just saw him from a weird angle.) anyways, I am going to make a coke bottle trap and try to get rid of as many of them as possible.
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Old 11-11-2004, 10:47 AM   #4
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Old 11-11-2004, 03:00 PM   #5
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I tried the bottle thing for about a week and had no luck. One day while cleaning we saw him go into a hole...we pulled the rock out and within 15 seconds had him flopping in the bottom of the bucket. If you know what rock he's in that's how i would recommend you get him.
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Old 11-11-2004, 04:24 PM   #6
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Thats how I caught all 4 of my crabs, grabbing the rocks they were on. Easy as pie
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i grabed the rock and tryed dipping it in everything the little bugger wouldnt come out so after 4 or 5 trys he and his rock are in thier own tank with a couple other hichhikers
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Just some interesting reading, if you care..
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Old 11-12-2004, 12:29 AM   #9
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cool article. makes me want to get the Mantis out of my tank ASAP
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