Crab for mantis

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  1. Furbz

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    the crab i've bin trying to catch has managed to crawl into the smallest hole possible.
    i have no idea how to get him out!!
    i took the piece of LR out my tank and it is now in my sump..
    any idea how to catch this guy??

    there is a small hole opening up to the hole he is in... thought of pouring hot water down there to make him run out?? think it might cook him before he moves tho...
     
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    thats ment to be crab for the mantus...
     
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    ah! mantis!
    anyway, bottom line. anyone know how to catch a nuisance crab???
     
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    get a glass, put in a piece of shrimp. Angle it so that when the crab crawls into the glass to eat the shrimp he cannot get out.
     
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    smart move! will a piece of cooked chicken work? i dont have a shrimp...
     
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    no no dont put in chicen!

    If anything do you have white fish? RAW NOT COOKED!
     
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    my bad. i'll have a look around. think i've got some hake..
    will defrost a bit and use that.
     
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    :biglaugh::biglaugh:cooked chicken
     
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    haha!! 1 nil to matts fish glass idea!
    lanzo. your crab is ready for collection my friend!
    wont be in your area anytime soon so if your round here at all, come thru and collect your mantis snack
     
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    thanks tjom, i'll come and collect on sunday(maybe)
    keep him in your sump, make him nice and fat.:whistling:
     
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    NO CRAB 4 U!
    soz lanzo, that crab died in the container i was keeping him in.
    i left a small bit of fish in for him and i think it caused mega nitrates that ended up killing him. call me a bad person... :(
     
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    bummer, glad the trap worked though :D
     
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    don't worry mr mantis is molting now.
    next time put it in the sump as i said.
     
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