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Old 07-21-2006, 08:29 AM   #11
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If you really want him out and can find out which rock he's in, a dip in carbonated water really gets them out of the rock quick. I've done it several times. Crab traps will not work for mantis as you pointed out, they can swim just fine.
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Old 07-21-2006, 08:34 AM   #12
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I understand it has to go one way or ther other if it poses a risk to your other tank inhabitants, but 2revup you're a prince to make an effort to save it-good for you!
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Maybe your lfs will buy it from you.. some folks do like to keep these. Make no mistake, his "super kung-fu grip" claw can do some real damage to you as well as the tank glass. Be careful..
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My LFS has a mantis tank, check around your area...
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Old 07-26-2006, 08:14 PM   #15
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I would love to keep this little guy if i ever catch him, and put him in his own tank away from the main. I wouldnt mind my own little mantis tank these creatures are crazy. But the mantis has only taken 2 snails and a few small hermits. so I am not worried.
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Old 07-26-2006, 08:43 PM   #16
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Pull the rock out and dip it in the carbonated water. They usually don't swim out of their holes when they are that small because they are afraid. It's when they get larger that they really get brave. They not only eat snails and hermits but also feather dusters, star fish, and anything they can get their claws on. Which one do you have the ugly brown one or a peacock? Mine was the ugly brown one so I boiled him and the rock! I know its cruel but he was wiping out all the beautifully colored dusters I had and after awhile the cost of snails adds up.
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Mine was the ugly brown one so I boiled him and the rock! .
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I will take it if you can catch it ... I have the perfect 12gal waiting ready for him! Get to work and catch that bugger and PM me for a nice reward!
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Old 07-27-2006, 10:38 PM   #19
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I have a nice 15G that he can go in once i get him... mine is not the ugly brown but not the peacock either from what it looks like he is a navy blue. I looked everywhere for the Mantis color and cant find too much that looks the same. (yes i am 110% sure its a mantis) I think he has this colour because he is a baby, he will grow up to be a brown i would say.
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