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gozermantis
01/05/2016, 09:05 AM
Hello fellow Mantis lovers! I've finally had time and money to set up a new tank! Went win a 40b with a Penguin 350 power filter and the 24"-36" Fluval Aquasky Lighting setup. I love the light cause I can adjust the power levels and mess with all the colors so I cans keep it dim for him but also of some good light in there for feeding time and if someone wants a good look at him. He comes in today hopefully my buddies at the store I go to placed and order for delivery today as long as their wholesaler had one in stock. Here is the tank so Let me know what you guys think. I will be buying another piece love rock to smash up so he has more building materials.
https://flic.kr/p/CGenp1
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https://flic.kr/p/BUgwTA
https://flic.kr/p/CigYDF

gozermantis
01/05/2016, 09:07 AM
Don't know why photos aren't showing up.

Fish guy 91
01/08/2016, 04:51 AM
Bump

nmotz
01/08/2016, 10:07 AM
Sorry Gozer, still can't see the photos. Glad to see you're back in the game though!

Calappidae
01/11/2016, 01:39 PM
Quoting your post, the urls in the tags are wrong.

there should be a .png, jpg, or .jpeg etc at the end of those links. As .png means when you click on that link, you're going directly to the image rather than the webpage the image is on.

I tried to edit in .png and see if I can fix them, but I couldn't locate the images. Go to flickr, right click the image, click properties, and where it says address/URL, copy and paste that with [IMG] tags.

Example:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/39/OdontodactylusScyllarus2.jpg/220px-OdontodactylusScyllarus2.jpg (notice .jpg)

{img}https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/39/OdontodactylusScyllarus2.jpg/220px-OdontodactylusScyllarus2.jpg{img}

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/39/OdontodactylusScyllarus2.jpg/220px-OdontodactylusScyllarus2.jpg

gozermantis
01/12/2016, 11:21 AM
Well it came in but it's a male Glabrous anyone interested it it? It's about 2.25 inches long.

gozermantis
01/12/2016, 12:07 PM
Actually might be a G. Tern now that I have it out of the bag.

gozermantis
01/12/2016, 12:09 PM
Another shot

gozermantis
01/12/2016, 01:13 PM
It's def a male. But think I'm leaning towards G.Tern for sure. He is in the 40b for now but setting up a 10g for him on Friday. Going to keep him. Of course here comes numerous tanks again I know it lol.

EI Gringo
01/12/2016, 04:39 PM
That's a ternie, lucky you!

gozermantis
01/12/2016, 05:51 PM
That's a ternie, lucky you!

Thank you sir. Planned on just keeping a peacock but couldn't let someone else get this little handsome guy.

EI Gringo
01/13/2016, 03:25 AM
My female is named Tina (turnertensis)

nmotz
01/13/2016, 12:08 PM
Very nice coloration, is it very active yet?

Calappidae
01/13/2016, 01:37 PM
Idk to me it seems too pale to be a G. tern. Glaborus has a ton of color varieties on the other hand.

However I think it's actually G. Graphurus

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/arthropoda/crustacea/malacostraca/eumalacostraca/royslist/images/g_graphurus1.jpg

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/arthropoda/crustacea/malacostraca/eumalacostraca/royslist/species.php?name=g_graphurus

The other characteristic that doesn't seem G. terny is the lack of spots:

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/arthropoda/crustacea/malacostraca/eumalacostraca/royslist/images/g_ternatensis2.jpg

Notice the "freckles" covering the carapace on the above image? It doesn't have that (I don't think any of mine did actually.. Idk)

Additionally, the body segments of a G tern have the pattern of Red, Brown, Green, Brown, your's doesn't have that, instead it's entirely leopard patterned.

I also want to mention the fading difference with the antennal scales but idk on that one, that might be different between individuals. G. tern is not very color polymorphic.

nmotz
01/13/2016, 02:28 PM
It's in these type of situations where we need Dr. Caldwell! So, I definitely agree that it's a Gonodactylaceus, but which one? I immediately thought it might be a Graphurus too but those are normally sourced from Australia so they are fairly rare in the hobby from what I understand. I don't see the red inter-segmental bands of a G. Tern either. I'm leaning towards a G. Glabrous.

Either way, it's a nice mantis!

gozermantis
01/13/2016, 02:37 PM
Well now that I look more is leaning towards graphurus too.. The paterns on the back look more like the graphurus just with different shades.

gozermantis
01/13/2016, 03:01 PM
Also he would peer of a little and come out a tiny bit and look around the rock he lives in but I just put him into his 10g so he is mad at me lol. Let him keep his rock tho. Peacock should be here tomorrow.

EI Gringo
01/14/2016, 04:05 AM
Definitely a gonodactylaceus either way, try and get us some more pictures :)

gozermantis
01/14/2016, 10:13 PM
I will get more. Might do a video tomorrow. He is building like crazy. So nice to be back in the mantis world. Was starting to forget how awesome these guys are. Been sitting here just watching him build for the last hour lol.

Kharn
01/15/2016, 12:12 AM
G.graphurus 110%

sorry if you thought it was something else...

Still one of my absolute favorite small smasher species, mine were always colorful and super interactive (the most interactive).

I rate G.graphurus above G.ternatensis as far as keeping and entertainment goes.

gozermantis
01/15/2016, 05:03 AM
G.graphurus 110%

sorry if you thought it was something else...

Still one of my absolute favorite small smasher species, mine were always colorful and super interactive (the most interactive).

I rate G.graphurus above G.ternatensis as far as keeping and entertainment goes.

Thanks buddy. No I was leaning towards Graphurus the more I looked at him. He is already pretty active in his first few days. Not to interactive yet but he is still getting use to his new home and us peering in at him all the time. The peacock should be here today, got my fingers crossed.

Martini5788
01/16/2016, 10:13 AM
He is awesome looking! Definitely keep him:)

gozermantis
01/16/2016, 05:46 PM
Here is another shot he was out and about last night.

gozermantis
01/16/2016, 08:23 PM
Finally got my internet set up so I can post on my computer now and attach images the right way lol.
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subversion
01/16/2016, 09:22 PM
Wow, he is absolutely stunning! Lucky you!

Optic
01/17/2016, 02:19 AM
Awesome looking mantis mate....is there anywhere you have posted about your tank build? would be interested to see what its running :)

Martini5788
01/17/2016, 11:06 AM
So lucky. I may have to order from my lfs and see if I get something random haha. He is gorgeous though. So jealous

gozermantis
01/29/2016, 02:01 PM
She had a rough journey here but she is doing fine. The distributor my friends at my LFS ordered from had their shipment mishandled coming from Cali and some how it stopped in Memphis overnight before coming here to Florida the following day. So my hopes of her being alive or ever healthy were super slim. But I got the phone call this morning that she looked okay and to come get her. Got her home and acclimated her and she is doing amazing. She is already building her burrow and messing with me. Every one meet Khaleesi.
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I have dimmed the light since the photos, just wanted the pics to come out good. She is very happy

Martini5788
01/29/2016, 02:43 PM
Can you get a better shot of her back? I'm a little concerned about the white spots. It could just be sand or something.... But before xena died that's what her back looked like when I got home from my trip and was the beginning of shell rot

gozermantis
01/29/2016, 04:04 PM
Can you get a better shot of her back? I'm a little concerned about the white spots. It could just be sand or something.... But before xena died that's what her back looked like when I got home from my trip and was the beginning of shell rot

It was sand particles I was worried too, but after she took a short swim they were gone 👌🏻

Martini5788
01/29/2016, 05:20 PM
It was sand particles I was worried too, but after she took a short swim they were gone [emoji108]🏻


Ok good!

gozermantis
01/30/2016, 09:38 AM
Succesful first night she has done a ton of work on her burrow. I kept a natural feel too it. I buried 4 smaller flat rocks and then filled the substrate up to them the then placed the big rock on top of them so I don't have to worry about the rock collapsing in. She has already made and awesome u shape and closed one of the 3 openings I had so she could choose which two she wanted. She seems really happy and safe. She has been roaming around picking up the small pieces of rock I left for her to build with. She has already got one of the snails so she had a nice snack before bed last night. So happy to have a Peacock again.

gozermantis
01/30/2016, 09:43 AM
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gozermantis
01/30/2016, 10:46 AM
http://youtu.be/T-osXRPubzU

gozermantis
02/02/2016, 01:54 PM
Love how this thread was bumping before I got the Peacock and now that I've got it and posted pictures it's dead silent.. Lol awesome

Optic
02/02/2016, 11:59 PM
Love how this thread was bumping before I got the Peacock and now that I've got it and posted pictures it's dead silent.. Lol awesome

Considering you don't reply to questions about your build it's no wonder it is silent.

nmotz
02/03/2016, 09:49 AM
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I like the look of the tank with the big rock in the center and the mantis burrowing underneath. How big is he/she? From the pictures it looks like she isn't yet full grown. What kind of rock are you using for biological filtration? Are you running a skimmer or carbon or anything special?

gozermantis
02/03/2016, 05:28 PM
No skimmer as of now but planning on picking one up from the store I go to this weekend. She only seems to be about 4.5 inches of that she is smaller. And I'm running just a Marineland Penguin 350. And the rocks I got from older tanks I've had. Nothing special. Pretty much how I've my peacock tanks forever. I've had good success this way. Just do bi weekly water changes and top offs as the water evaporates. And in using the Fluval 24"-36" AquaSky LED setup with the Skypad remote.

gozermantis
02/03/2016, 05:29 PM
Considering you don't reply to questions about your build it's no wonder it is silent.

Sorry didn't realize I didn't post it. That is my fault.

nmotz
02/03/2016, 10:48 PM
Sounds like a great set-up, don't forget to take plenty of videos for us! I like to see how other people's mantis shrimp are doing too.

Optic
02/04/2016, 01:46 AM
Sorry didn't realize I didn't post it. That is my fault.

All good :)

gozermantis
02/04/2016, 11:22 AM
Sounds like a great set-up, don't forget to take plenty of videos for us! I like to see how other people's mantis shrimp are doing too.

I take plenty of pics and videos so you will def see them often!

JokerGirl
02/07/2016, 07:32 AM
She looks great, Gozer!

Hadla
02/09/2016, 01:15 AM
I love your avatar! ^

Hadla
02/09/2016, 01:16 AM
Wish I could get my tanks to look like that! Love how clean it looks

gozermantis
02/20/2016, 12:48 PM
Wish I could get my tanks to look like that! Love how clean it looks

Lots of hermits and snails lol. And they don't last long haha

gozermantis
02/20/2016, 01:47 PM
She looks great, Gozer!

Thank you miss!!

gozermantis
05/26/2016, 06:42 PM
Successfully just had her first molt!!!

nmotz
05/29/2016, 11:35 PM
Nice man, I figure Neptune is about due for a molt too. Been about 4 months since the last one.

TprMoore
06/23/2016, 10:37 AM
Very pretty shrimp!