View Full Version : Gold Mertens?

08/08/2017, 09:12 PM
Anyone got an idea what color this mertens is?

I think gold or brownish at a lfs in jersey. Nice find too big for me. 377712

08/09/2017, 04:54 PM
He is nice. Does not seem to be larger than 6-8 inches

08/10/2017, 01:16 AM
I've seen a couple small mertens and they were all nice -- they had gold/yellow accents. I followed one (the owner was local) and the gold faded away resulting in a drab brown nem. And it got really big.

08/10/2017, 08:49 AM
IME with a Mertens very similar to this one, once established they tend to become predominantly brown with some gold accents depending on how blue your lighting is. They also get MASSIVE quickly and because of their rock-sprawling nature take up a lot of real estate. Mine started out at about 4 inches and to yank it after a year or so. Not worth it IMO.

08/10/2017, 08:51 AM
Ive seen people selling "rainbow ones"

I like the gold but like you said they keep changing to brown. Mertens are biolumenescent though. Under blue lights they look very red or gold like in the pic.

They have like 2 more that are smaller.