How to catch a Mantis

Discussion in 'Invertebrates' started by Jaco Schoeman, 21 Apr 2009.

  1. Jaco Schoeman

    Jaco Schoeman

    22 Dec 2008
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    As I mentioned previously, I am the "luckiest" person when it comes to picking a piece of LR, cause every time I do, I have a Mantis in the tank. I am estimating my tank now has two or three of them, and on pistol shrimp... :lol::lol::lol: :(:(:(

    Anyway, my latest "buddy" has been ID'd by my fiance as being black and white?!?!?!

    None the less, it's there, and I see it. It's not even too bothered by me. Last night I tried to put a piece of tube, with a "cone" inside with a hole in it. At the other end I blocked it off, and put a piece of krill in there. I placed this right at the mouth of the mantis's hole.

    When I got to the tank this morning to check if I caught it, this was what I saw:


    Can anyone help?

    I got authorization from "government" that I could keep it and set up another thank for it... So I would like too look into that...
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  3. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

    4 May 2007
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    Keep trying Jaco, try it for another 2 or 3 nights, if you don't get him then we can look into more drastic measures. Have a read through this thread...Mantis help - Hennie's Corner

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