A whole lotta snappin goin on
, not only do I have a pistol, but I have since caught another (#2) mantis and have also spotted a little 3/4" (#3) mantis in another little piece of LR
. How many fricken snapping creatures do I have?!?!
I have started to appreciate my little mantis friends, I moved the bigger on to my 10g fuge to feed him separately until he gets big enough to blow out the 10g tank glass
, and the other little 3/4" main tank guy just hangs out in his little hole and drags silversides in to eat when I feed him.
Jeanene is revolted by them LOL
Mike from liverocks.com always keeps a couple in one of his main tanks and feeds them by hand. I just talked to him again yesterday. Very interesting conversations with that guy I must say.. knows a lot about live rocks and critters too.. when they dive for rocks he says the little mantises will end up on the deck of the boat and they just jostle them in their hands and toss them back overboard, occasionally they will get snapped, but not snapped too bad as long as they don't give the shrimp any good leverage points. Heh!