View Full Version : pistol or mantis?
12/05/2005, 10:14 PM
I found a hitchhiker today and want be sure if it was a pistol or mantis. I looks like a mantis, but made a clicking sound. Do mantis shrimps click too? I'll take a picture when i get a chance. Hes about an inch long, grey and very fast. Didnt notice him until i fed the tank and i saw him dodge out of his hole.
12/06/2005, 09:14 AM
did it come from some store here locally? what did ya buy that he hitchhicked on? I'd say from the clicking it's a pistol but would have to see a pic to confirm!
12/06/2005, 01:33 PM
I think you can hear mantis' making clicking noises when they are smashing things like hermit crabs.
12/06/2005, 07:37 PM
heh.. or your finger!
12/07/2005, 07:30 AM
Bryan is correct, it would have to strike something to make a noise if it is a mantis.
12/07/2005, 11:12 AM
these were the best pix i could get...as you can tell im not much of a photographer.
12/07/2005, 02:33 PM
Sweet mantis. What are you gonna do with it?
12/07/2005, 03:28 PM
What a cute little fella! Congrats, you have a mantis :)
12/07/2005, 07:54 PM
mantis are everywhere all of a sudden.. it's like a xmas miracle!
12/07/2005, 07:59 PM
do anyone want it?
12/07/2005, 08:34 PM
free of course!
12/07/2005, 09:00 PM
Hey luke how did u catch it
12/07/2005, 09:43 PM
i took the rock out and left it in a bucket of freshwater for awhile, took it out, shook it for 10-20 seconds and he came out. took longer to find a bottle to put him in!
12/07/2005, 09:59 PM
I might take him from you if nobody else wants him. I need to take my mantis in for credit, it's just too big for my tank and I feel a little sorry for it in there.
12/07/2005, 10:10 PM
how big is yours? this guy is about an inch. not very colorful, but im sure entertaining none the less.
12/08/2005, 01:35 PM
I dont want him.
12/08/2005, 03:26 PM
yes you do.
12/08/2005, 05:17 PM
did you want it mothra?
12/08/2005, 05:46 PM
I think I have to pass. Thanks anyway. You can probably take him to Twins for credit.
12/08/2005, 05:55 PM
Hey luke how long had u herd clicking before u caught him? also if u dont want him go to the great sf sight some school wants it.
12/09/2005, 02:01 PM
where do you think you got i from? did you buy some LR recently?
12/09/2005, 02:31 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=6245830#post6245830 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by mothra
yes you do.
LOL. Is that some kind of Jedi mind trick?
12/09/2005, 04:09 PM
he was in PPE rock i got from jon...and he'll go back to jon
12/09/2005, 05:20 PM
i'm sure john will take him
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