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Old 12-22-2010, 09:55 PM   #11
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I wouldn't be too worried about the bullet-proof part. I would use a standard glass aquarium and go to your local hardware store and get a piece of plexiglass cut to cover the bottom of the tank. That seems to be the portion were most people get into trouble. You will also need to use some PVC piping to create a "burrow" and tunnel with escape hatch if you want it to stay in the same place and not create its own burrow somewhere at random in the tank.
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Old 12-28-2010, 03:21 PM   #12
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Why not let it burrow its own tunnel? i really dont know anything about these guys, just been following an interesting thread lol "learning"
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Old 12-28-2010, 03:27 PM   #13
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By supplying a "burrow" and tunnel / escape hatch, you could aquascape around the PVC... otherwise you could run the risk of a rock slide I'd imagine... assuming of course the shrimp uses the PVC.
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Old 12-28-2010, 03:30 PM   #14
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Ah! ok cool now that makes a lot of sense. and so what, the shrimp is automatically going to pick up on the pvc burrow/tunnel and not make its own? hmm.

and what does this particular shrimp do? cuc? sand sifter?
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Old 12-28-2010, 04:04 PM   #15
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They're viciously predatory shrimp.

Their signature is that they can "punch" with their claw with a force that is strong enough to break bone, shells, and anything else you stick in front of them.



Look at page 1 for a link on what Mantis shrimp are like.

This is the reason Mantis Shrimp are kept alone, because they will murder almost anything else you put in the tank.
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Old 12-28-2010, 07:52 PM   #16
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even 3 3" hermits?
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:11 PM   #17
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even 3 3" hermits?
Yeah, even those. Check this out if you want to see what were talking about.
YouTube - Mantis vs. Enormous Hermit Crab (Crustacean Wars V)
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is it just me, or do you all feel bad for that hermit crab?
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Old 12-29-2010, 10:58 AM   #20
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just bag the mantis, as long as you dont piss it off it wont strike, it will probably be more scared than aggressive of some 123123 times its size, also (Shrimp) sells plenty of different types of mantis, spearers and punchers
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