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Old 12-25-2012, 01:44 PM   #1
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My mantis mania

Hello all and merry Christmas. Here's the deal in a nut shell. I have been searching for a mantis for awhile and well I found one that I was settling for and lil over hr later I found a peacock the one I wanted. Guess I hour also add that 3 hrs before all this went down I on impulse bought a 60 gallon acrylic tube tank (2-30g cubes connected by 1-6" clear tubes). Now to the point... I'm planning on puttin one mantis in one side and the other in the other. And going with a planted scheme with macro algae. Needless to say I'm gonna do this build this coming week end and just want a little input. Here's a pic of my plans.

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Old 12-25-2012, 03:38 PM   #2
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I miss my mantis tank . Now I just have one in my sump that I keep. Nothing special just a plain green fella. I've always wanted a peacock mantis!
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Old 12-25-2012, 05:48 PM   #3
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Really neat concept for a dual mantis tank. Would you have to blacken the side facing the other tank or would they be on seeing each other...? Guess this would depend on the spacing between he 2 tanks?
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:30 PM   #4
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Thought about that too prob cut piece of back ground and cover beat case I'll tape off the tubes an spray paint them black. They are such amazing critters. I knew u wanted one but didn't realize just how cool they are.
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I've been thinking about getting one for my sump, but I'm not sure if I'd trust him with a glass heater near by =-0

Tagging along. This should be good.
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:07 AM   #6
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Yeah I dunno if I would trust that either the male red and white does anyone know the species name for his one?

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Already broke a acclimating container
And here's the female peacock


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I'll keep posting pics of these critters as they come
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:02 AM   #7
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So beautiful!
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:06 PM   #8
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Previous species SpecGonodactylaceus falcatus
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:08 PM   #9
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Gonodactylaceus falcatus is my guess... Sorry for last post. Here is a good site for reference:

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/arthrop...ist/index.html
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:23 PM   #10
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Thanks for the reference page it's a good one
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