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    lil disappointed......for as aggressive as they were at the store the lil buggers are shy in the tanks.....i dont see the big one unless i toss food into the tank and even then he hauls it down his burrow.....see the lil one out and about now and then......been near impossible to get pics of them with the point and shoot......think im gonna have to bring the 40D home with its faster shutter....
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    That might change as they settle in. Assume they have plenty of rocks and plantage scattered around for "cover"? No telling too just how well fed they were kept at the store. They very well may have been more on the "hungry" side there and more aggressive as a result.
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    plenty of cover.....if they were hungry at the shop they are well fed now.....they get a chunk of krill every other day and plan on tossing them a hermit crab a couple times a month to stay exercised(they each got one when i got back from out of town Sunday night).....plus ive tossed in a couple of "liverock crabs" i didnt want to risk leaving in the main tanks in case they get a taste for expensive corals or the like....
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    can't wait to see some action shots of these little guys at work!

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    You have them in the sump tank of a 70 gallon aquarium? Isn't that kind of risky considering that if they break their tank (something that mantis shrimp have been known to do) all of the water from the larger tank could end up in your floor? What precautions are you taking to prevent them from attacking the glass?
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    big smashers like the peacocks can break glass.....the lil 2 inch guy is not capable of breaking the glass of a 10 gallon tank......you guys realize there are a whole lot of mantis shrimp species that range in size from 1/2 to 18 inches and not all of them are capable of breaking glass.....in fact most the biggest ones cant cause they are spearers and not smashers.....only real concern is if the big one decides the bottom of the tank is rock and tries to go through it and i put a couple layers of plexi to prevent that....

    them breaking tanks is actually really rare and mainly its the large peacocks that were burrowing and hit the bottom of the tank thinking it was rock tried to smash their way through while building their burrows....
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    Just wandered off to youtube to check these mantis shrimp out.

    AWESOME!!

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    Rattler: The breaking glass is caused not because the shrimp smash the glass but due to the cavitation created by their rapidly moving appendages. In that respect, a spearer is no better than a smasher. This is what I understand is the case. Is it wrong?
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