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Old 10-13-2005, 11:42 AM   #11
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75g w/ 30g sump, 160# LR, 60# sand: Inverts =18 turbos, 30 nassirus's, 40 blue leg's, 5 emeralds, 1 CBS, 1 skunk cleaner, 1 brown gulf shrimp? and various other LR hitch hikers yet un discovered or un-ID'ed
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Old 10-13-2005, 12:03 PM   #13
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ya, I had to save it when I saw it.
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75g w/ 30g sump, 160# LR, 60# sand: Inverts =18 turbos, 30 nassirus's, 40 blue leg's, 5 emeralds, 1 CBS, 1 skunk cleaner, 1 brown gulf shrimp? and various other LR hitch hikers yet un discovered or un-ID'ed
Fish=1 yellow tang, 1 yellow headed jawfish, 1 pink/blue shrimpgoby, 2 perc clowns.
Future fish = 1 sixline, 1 lawnmower blenny
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That's a Peacock Mantis. What's so interesting about the Mantis Shrimp is that there are two kinds: Spearers and Smashers. Some have long blade like legs to stab fish, while other species have calcified clubs that break open crustaceans, stun fish etc.


Check out this link for a huge amount of info on Mantis Shrimp http://www.blueboard.com/mantis
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Old 10-13-2005, 03:15 PM   #15
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Old 10-13-2005, 03:46 PM   #16
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awe he's a gentle guy

just look at him, hes beggin for food!
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Mine comes out and begs for food. I have not got brave enough to use my hand though. I have seen what he can do to a stick so I will just keep using the stick.
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Not really. That particular O.s. had just lost it's clubs in a recent molt. That still was not a wise thing to do anyway. In fact, peacocks are one of the few species that CAN break glass. The smaller ones can break thin-glassed heaters so titanium heaters are a good idea or put electrical tape over the pilot light (or put the heater in a cage).

I've kept many, many species of mantis but my favorite is the peacock. The larger ones in my experience tend to be more open and friendly. For instance, Cuddles, Fluffy, and Sugar (all Peacocks) were very interactive and whenever I was around, they would be out watching me.

With some of the smaller species, it would take me a little time to earn their trust.

Dr. Caldwell just finished an ID site for typical hitchhikers.
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/arthrop...raca/royslist/

Frankly, I've found mantis to be one of the most interesting critter I've ever kept. My dogs and cats like attention and food. My fish like food. Mantis also like food but they truly study you a LOT....in other words, they are observing you while you are observing them.
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That particular O.s. had just lost it's clubs in a recent molt.
That would 'splain the picture. Otherwise, only a brave...or stupid individual would try that IMO.
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