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Old 06-26-2004, 01:16 AM   #21
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Got any pics of the set up and your mantis??
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I'll take some tonight after work...Pretty simple setup...a larger staghorn type coral rock (pre-packaged kind from PetCo) on a South Down sand bead with lots of shells. The mantis like to burrow under the shells for dens (I'd read that when I set it up, and it's true). There are enough faces on the staghorn rock that the crabs let each other alone. I have a small bubble filter attached to an airpump to provide gas exchange and minor filtration, although it doesn't really need it.
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crabs let each other alone
Are the crabs mantis food?
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Surprisingly not really. A couple of small ones, but there are a bunch still in there.
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Cant wait for pics. Do the Mantis require cooler water or are you just keeping them cool to slow down their metabolism?
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Slow down the metabolism, and that's the temp in the room they're in...no heating required.
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