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Nan0Man
02/02/2017, 09:36 AM
Im looking for a G. Smithii. I will gladly pay the reasonable amount for one of these critters.

(Dont know why but old thread got deleted.)

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nmotz
02/02/2017, 11:02 AM
Im looking for a G. Smithii. I will gladly pay the reasonable amount for one of these critters.

(Dont know why but old thread got deleted.)

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Best recommendation I can give you is to get on bluezooaquatics emailing list for that species. Otherwise I don't know a regular dealer. If you try to get your LFS to order one, you will likely get a different species. If I were trying to get that species, I might speak with my LFS, but make it clear that I won't purchase the mantis if it isn't a G. Smithii. But you should have that conversation up front, not when the wrong mantis inevitably comes in. Smithii's are fairly hard to get through regular channels in my experience, but that doesn't mean you won't find one somewhere. Good luck!

Nan0Man
02/02/2017, 11:24 AM
I asked my LFS about this and he said that he doesn't want to endanger his employees whoch is understandable. Im probably gonna get on the email for blue zoo but also try and ask around the forum if anyone has one as a pest in their tank. Thanks for the advice!

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Nan0Man
02/02/2017, 12:20 PM
*which

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Jlentz
02/04/2017, 02:10 PM
I asked my LFS about this and he said that he doesn't want to endanger his employees whoch is understandable. Im probably gonna get on the email for blue zoo but also try and ask around the forum if anyone has one as a pest in their tank. Thanks for the advice!

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LOL!

That's cute.

Fwiw I got a 1.5" chiagra (I think) yesterday, it came in as a hitchhiker in some zoa rocks apparently. The new girl picked it up with her fingers and got hit twice.

Seriously. I'd be far more concerned with lion fish stings.

I've tried to order smithiis before from my Lfs and they are apparently all labeled as peacocks if they are green in most of the LA distributors.


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Nan0Man
02/04/2017, 10:31 PM
Any way you could ship a G. Smithii to me? I live in Washington. I would gladly pay for shipping and the critter. Thanks!

94Roarge
02/05/2017, 12:21 AM
If it was possible to ship from Australia

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Jlentz
02/05/2017, 01:00 AM
Is there another Lfs near you that would be willing to order one? I think mine came from sdc.


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Hadla
02/05/2017, 05:20 PM
Also wish I could get one from you but I'm sure shipping is probably close to $100 or more to the us

Nan0Man
02/05/2017, 06:08 PM
Is there another Lfs near you that would be willing to order one? I think mine came from sdc.


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Sadly no. :/ Does sdc ship?

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Jlentz
02/05/2017, 06:34 PM
They are a distributor. They ship to dealers.


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Jlentz
02/05/2017, 06:35 PM
They are a distributor. They ship to dealers.


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But it's probably better if you wait for blue zoo. As I'd mentioned they don't do species I'd really well.


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Nan0Man
02/05/2017, 07:05 PM
But it's probably better if you wait for blue zoo. As I'd mentioned they don't do species I'd really well.


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Aye. Im just hoping someone has one as a pest in their tank.

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deleau
02/06/2017, 10:56 PM
FWIW, I've been on Blue Zoo's notification for any of the G. smithii "items" since 2/8/2016 and have never received an email. The status still shows "pending".

Nan0Man
02/07/2017, 11:38 AM
FWIW, I've been on Blue Zoo's notification for any of the G. smithii "items" since 2/8/2016 and have never received an email. The status still shows "pending".
O-o Oh. Well... Better start looking into a new mantis.

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Bobbitworm13
02/07/2017, 02:38 PM
Thatpetplace can get g smithii, I would try emailing them

Hadla
02/07/2017, 06:25 PM
Thatpetplace can get g smithii, I would try emailing them

Even if it shows they're not on the site?

Bobbitworm13
02/07/2017, 09:22 PM
Yeah, I would send them an email, mantis shrimp other than peacocks aren't super high demand.

Nan0Man
02/07/2017, 09:57 PM
Yeah, I would send them an email, mantis shrimp other than peacocks aren't super high demand.
Thanks dude! I will make sure to try that.

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Hadla
02/07/2017, 10:04 PM
Thanks, did that after I posted

Hadla
02/09/2017, 08:21 PM
Got a reply back saying they don't have any :(

slosht
02/10/2017, 04:08 PM
I would email Blue Zoo, they maybe able to get one in for you. IIRC in the past, I've only seen the G. Smithii's in their Collector's Choice section.