mantis pics please

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  1. Peanut

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    Hi Guys

    I have quickly searched the forum, but have not seen any pics of Mantis shrimps.

    I am not sure if I have one.

    Last night was putting brine shrimp in my tank for goby, then out pops this green centerpeed looking creature. Gobbles up the brine and dissappears as fast as appearing.

    Could not even get chance to grab camera.


    Any suggestions or pics so I can try ID this critter.

    Tx
     
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  5. Peanut

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    Ok - found it.

    Mantis Shrimp - Stomatopods or Odontodactylus scyllarus

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    I will go read the threads how to get rid of this guy.

    Any in JHB area interested in him, PM me and I will contact you over week-end to come collect.
     
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    O BOY!!!!!! just ask Mouse she is the expert in removing mantis (THE NICE WAY)
     
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    Good luck and watch your fingers.
     
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    awww no, so many unwanted mantis in jhb at the moment:( watch carefully and see where he is living then you have a chance of catching him:) good luck
     
  9. Peanut

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    OK, this is not fair.:arghh:

    I have now got 2 mantis shrimps. :angry:


    I suspect the second to be a peacock mantis.

    Definately going to try steps 1 - 6 of advise given to mouse about two weeks ago.

    :errrr:
     
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    Wow - a peacock mantis??? they are beautiful, make sure you get it carefully, people will pay good money for those.
     
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    peanut, peackock mantis are the most stunning things around. truley are amazing to watch and incredibly beautiful. Most mantis are fascinating in my opinion:) just not desirable in reef tanks.

    lets see what we can do to remove the ones you have, do you know which rocks they are on?

    there are a number of people whom would gladly buy a peackock from you if indeed thats what it is:)
     
  12. Peanut

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    Yes, my two big rocks.

    However we are going to take all the live rock out tomorrow and try the cold water trick first.

    Failing that I am going to get RO water from LFS and try that second.

    I am planning to keep these guys in a seperate container with water from my tank for a short period of time.

    I will keep the forum posted during the course of the week-end.
     
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    bring them to me:whistling:
     
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    stop :whistling: innocently, you will feed them to a huge dragon like peacock mantis! :)

    let us know how it goes peanut, and if u want RO you are welcome to get from me:)
     
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    Got one :slayer::slayer:

    Taking him to Lanzo now.

    Cripsin, sending you a PM
     
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    That was quick!
     
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    Awwwwwww, you've given them to Lanzo as fodder for his mantis'?

    Sad, sad, sad :(
     
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    Heard Lanzo, has a mantis, no more :(
     
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    :2sad::2sad:

    i'll tell you all about it in a few min
     
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    So what's the news on mantis??? Come on there Lanzo, spill the beans.
     
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    :hammer:
     
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