Oh the joys of owning a mantis, sometimes mine can be the biggest baby. Wont even bother with the smallest of hermits. Any one else have trouble getting their mantis to eat certain animals? Only snails i can get are turbos wich ar nearly 3 times my mantis' size, and astreas which always seem to die in my tank. My lfs use to be able to get these "volcanic shrimp" in, im sure you guys have seen them, the ones they put in those little bio spheres, every mantis i had loved those, would go through about 10 in one day. I was just wondering, what foods have you found that your mantis shrimp hate, and would do almost anything for?