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Old 06-25-2006, 07:25 AM   #1
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To hunt and kill a mantis shrimp!

*BANG* *BANG* *BANG* goes the mantis shrimp. My wife startled askes, "what was that?!"

*sigh*

Yet another mantis shrimp I say. Franly, I'm getting tired of these pests. I've lost two fish both to mantis I believe. I nuked one of them on the lawn but I think there's another.

I cannot for the life of me find the little pest, but I can surely hear it. Is there any way to hunt and/or kill these little unwanted guests?
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A simple crab/shrimp trap might work. Just get a small/tall container (mayb a bottle), put some food in there to bait the shrimp into the container.
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Try this home-made trap, and put it in after lights out:

http://www.floridadriftwood.com/fish_trap.htm

You could add a puffer, moray, or trigger, that could work too...........

Good Luck

Oh, and next time you add LR to the tank, try this, I found a couple that never got to my tank.

When the rock is cured and ready to go in, mix up a batch of saltwater in a 5 gallon bucket that is SUPER salty, like off the hydro chart salty.

Dip the rock in the bucket, real quick, and jump back because if there is a mantis up in the rock, he most likely will bolt from it and land in your lap at this point.

Rinse and repeat......

Good Luck
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Old 06-26-2006, 08:05 AM   #4
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Hahahaha... that's brilliant! I'd love to see that captured on camera.

I think my mantis come on the rock which my corilamorphs were attached to. Bummer.

I'll look to give that trap a shot. Hopefully my clown doesn't try to get inside. I guess in any event he'll be in the tank water so it wont be that bad.
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I also think i have one of these little buggers, I just cant find him I think i know where the click comes from i get a torch and look but no where to be found the little sneaky bugger. Thankfully i have not lost anything to him yet.
I also have not found any broken shells to confirm it is a mantis but...
so long as my tank stays intack he can stay there.
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