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Old 01-29-2004, 02:00 PM   #1
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Mantis Baby?

OK. I am not freaking out yet, but every few weeks I see a shrimp shell floating around in the tank. It is the remnants of a molt. I have a plethora of cops and amphs, some as large as 1/4 inch. Now I am pretty sure that this molt is from one of the amphs, and they are amphs bc they don't run when you shine a flash light on them.

My question is how big are mantis babies, and what is the positive ID method. I can't get a pic, bc my digital cam is only 6x zoom and you can't make it out..


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Old 01-29-2004, 08:30 PM   #2
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If the front 'arms' curl under like a praying mantis, it's a mantis shrimp-also, they have unique eyes. Search for pictures at someplace like google.
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