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Old 10-07-2004, 04:04 PM   #11
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He only (as far as I know) took out 2 hitchhiker crabs and a couple of snails. Too small yet to do any real damage. I don't remember the name of the trap. I'll check when I get home and post of pick of it too. I payed about $15 at my LFS for it. Basically its a trap door box. You put the bait in the far end on top of a trigger which when touched allows the door to close. I was having trouble because he is too small and light to set off the trigger. I had to catch him while he was in and quickly tap the door trapping him inside. He was getting a free meal for 2 week before I got him.
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Old 10-07-2004, 04:07 PM   #12
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Did you have any issues with hermits or anything springing it?

I think a nano with a mantis would be pretty cool.....do you know if are they save to have with any sort of corals?
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I caught at least a half a dozen hermits and my emerald crab twice. The trap doesn't hurt them, no harm there.
I have him in a 10 now. My wife agreed to keep him for a week or 2. My hope is that she will become attached to him (like I'm becoming) and I can do a nice little species tank for him.
If not, you want him?
I have read they are reef safe, but I'm not sure. I know small fish and inverts are potential meals for them. He is a smasher not a spearer so maybe the fish would be OK, especially if you keep them fed.
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Old 10-07-2004, 04:24 PM   #14
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I would love to take him if you couldnt keep him but i'm in the same no more tank situation as you are (i brought up the idea of a nano last week and it didnt go over too well, she said she would rather me wait until my birthday which isnt until thanksgiving)
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Old 10-07-2004, 04:29 PM   #15
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I understand that!
I'll let you know first if it doesn't work out. I really don't want to take him to the LFS. I'm afraid they might feed him to a trigger or something. 8O
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Old 10-07-2004, 08:05 PM   #16
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good going quarryshark
all that work paid off !
ugly little buggers
just the thought of getting 1 or more of them when i get to ordering my lr
is just creeping me out
not scared but just soooo creepy looking
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Old 10-07-2004, 08:12 PM   #17
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I may just get a trap myself. have several crabs I want to get rid of anyway.

Hey Quarryshark, can you post a pic of your emerald crab so I can figure out if I have one in my tank. I want to get rid of the bad guys and keep the emerald crab.
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What did you bait the trap with? I saw a 3 inch one in my tank today so I am going to get the trap tomorrow.
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Old 10-07-2004, 08:59 PM   #19
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Rocketseason, look in my gallery. There is a pick of one of them there,
Bloodman, I used little slices of a scallop. Ill post a pick of the trap in a bit.
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Here is the trap. Its called X-terminator. Not sure who makes it, I pitched the box. Because its light, I used a few marbles at the far end of it to weigh it down so the powerheads wouldn't blow it around.
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