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Amazing Mantis Shrimp Videos


This next video shows either a really brave guy or a really crazy guy holding and hand feeding a mantis:

I can't see why you'd put one of these in a tank. ?? I know it's cool to see them feed or what have you but they are just an incredible predator. And as far as fiddling with them... no way jose

I kept a mantis for about a year (a much smaller species) in a 10 gallon tank I modified specifically for it. I think they are one of the most amazing creatures in the ocean. They have vision that is better than human beings (tri-nocular versus bi-nocular) and when they strike with their mandibles, it is one of the fastest appendage movements in the animal kingdom.

I look forward to being able to have another one of these in the future...ultimately would love to have a 29 gallon Biocube reef with just a large peacock mantis in there.

I don't think my reply came across right. (sneaking in a quick reef break at work) I could see putting one in it's own tank. I appreciate what these guys have going for them as far as adaptations for hunting. I just like to have more than one critter in a tank. I like harmony. More zen. But I'm not some dirty hippie!!

I'd like to see that peacock mantis when you get it JB.

[quote="drew3714" post=5173]I don't think my reply came across right. (sneaking in a quick reef break at work) I could see putting one in it's own tank. I appreciate what these guys have going for them as far as adaptations for hunting. I just like to have more than one critter in a tank. I like harmony. More zen. But I'm not some dirty hippie!!

I'd like to see that peacock mantis when you get it JB.[/quote]

It might be a while, but when I do it, I will definitely post it here ๐Ÿ™‚ I understood what you were saying in your post, you definitely don't even want the smaller ones in your reef tank...the one I kept in my 10 gallon modified tank was fished out of my display tank as it was a hitchhiker in a piece of rock I got from Tampa Bay Saltwater (which is a pretty common thing).

I had one for awhile, very cool to watch them hunt. Unfortunately they like to hide most of the time so it got a little boring having a bio-cube with nothing but a mantis in it. If you haven't seen it check out the video in the thread after this one, a guy sticks his hand right by a mantis and gets hit by it. I thought for sure that's what was going to happen to the guy hand feeding the mantis in the second video.

stomatopods freak me out worse than praying mantises do... :pinch:

 
 
 
 
 
 
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