Pistol or Mantis eminent threat def-con 4

earthboy17

New member
I'd place small explosive charges around the base of your aquarium. Wait until you hear the "chik chik" noise (so you know he's still there), then...detonate! You'll get him.
 

kkyyllee

New member
make it a mantis only tank ;), you can make atrap out of a soday bottle by cutting the top off then putting it in upside down, add some food in the bottom and wait
 

Pea-brain

In Memoriam
Calm down. Tons of thing can cause clicking noise. Lights going off, stealth heaters, Snails on glass next to powerheads, even clown fish. I doubt that it is a mantis if it is on after lights out though. Most mantises are diurnal. Day animals. I don't know about pistols though. Until you see some evidence (snails or hermit shells with holes in them, the animal itself, shells piling up in one place etc.) it is premature to think that it is a mantis. Especially with no mortalities.

Dan
 

Seehag

Premium Member
Bait him with some shrimp or something when he comes out grab him or stab him, your choice. I used a part's retriever grabbed several of them.

Art
 

Pea-brain

In Memoriam
I'm still pretty sure that it doesn't exist, but if you decide to use the bottle trap don't use soda bottles because they leach chemicals into your tank and may kill the mantis. Use a water bottle. Also many people on the mantis forum would want this mantis that I don't belive in if you catch.

Dan
 
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