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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Can a mantis go unnoticed?
    Yes its confirmed,I have another mantis.:shock:
    I was feeding my fish and corals when right out from the rock came this bright red streak of lightening.It came right up to the tip of my sea squirt and started taking the mysis right out of it.Then before I could react,it shot right back into the rocks.
    I've not heard the first click,for nearly a year now.Hadnt noticed and snails being killed.No fish missing.Hadnt added any rock in over 3 months.I watch the tank every night(lights on AND lights out).And had no idea.:grumble:
    However I do know that I will not stand for a mantis in my reef.NO WAY IN HELL is it going to stay:death:

    BUT,Like any good hunter.Im looking forward to the challenge and the hunt:helm2:
     
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    daugherty part time reefer

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    wow that is strange that you have not heard it. good hunting i bet it is going to be a big pain in the ass to get it out. have you ever thought about dynimite?
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Yep,along with 12ga,archery,varmint rifle,you name it,I've thought of it:frustrat:
     
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    Brat Delta Sigma Theta

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    well it's time for the hunt!!
     
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    daugherty part time reefer

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    i want a mantis but dont know if i really want to have to deal with one.
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Mantis are great,in their own tank.
    I kept one in my 30 for close to a year and loved watching him.I actually hand fed him quiet a few times.But snails didnt last long in there and he'd take fish when ever I give them to him.Damsels was his favorite.
    But I traded him when I converted the 30 into a sump.
     
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    cgoodman381 can i put whtever i want?

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    I would love a mantis, I have a 20g that would be perfect!
     
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    Brat Delta Sigma Theta

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    *reads up on how to get rid of mantis shrimp* I didn't know the buggers could be such a problem.
     
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    Good luck hunting Yote!Make sure you get the camo gear out.

    I've read somewhere that not all mantis make the ''clicking'' or should I say ''thumping'' noise.
     
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    cgoodman381 can i put whtever i want?

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    It could be a spearer mantis... or did you notice a distinct club?
     
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    Let the games begin. Happy hunting.
     
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    Pull up a chair!! It's ON BABY!!!

    Yote's gone a hunting.............. :helm2:

    Shoot straight buddy. :Cheers:
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    He was there and gone before I could notice anything except color and body shape.
    Cgoodman,If I can catch him alive,You can have him if you'll pay shipping.
     
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    motorcyclereefer I am Graffiti Petey

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    Hey Yote, Got some nice 44 magnum ammo just waiting for a hunt.
     
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    Looking forward to the play by play action!
     
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    stagofdoom Phi Kappa Psi

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    This is going to be interesting.

    Yote is getting the guns and ammo ready.
     
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    SSalty Team Liquid Force

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    Good luck buddy.

    Any idea of what rock he hangs out in?
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    I was thinking more along the lines of 454 casull:mrgreen:

    I have no idea which rock he's under.He came out from under the whole pile.
    Plan on trying to get him to the sea squirt again tomorrow,where I'll have the food flowing into the back side of a trap.
    We'll see,this dude seems like he's smart.
     
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    RyanG ^*Eternal Dumbass*^

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    Yote we are going to need a new "instant classic" Yote hunting pic. Id go Rambo and get out the grenades.
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Napalm
     
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