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Chang
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Post by Chang » Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:15 pm

Sorry to hear about your beta. :(




But since were on fish subject.


I'm thinking of getting a mantis shrimp, the are very cool looking and extremely unusual. They have hyperspectral imaging eye sight so they see normal like human but can also see ultraviolet & infrared like Predator in predator movies. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperspectral

The salt water aquarium store near me always has a few caught out of other peoples big aquariums and will give them away to anyone free usually because they are a scourge in big tanks.

They sneak accidently into peoples salt water aquariums hiding in live rock.
They are unwanted in any normal aquarium as they destroy everything, kill fish and coral, eat everything and the smasher species can smash through normal aquarium glass. But, if you have very strong glass aquarium and keep them by themselves, they can be cool pet. There is also a spearer type that cannot break glass.







This what they look like anyway.








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Post by bosonHavoc » Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:26 pm

thats wicked

maybe they will evolve and take over the world next

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Post by nebulae » Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:29 pm

^ fuck that...I couldn't sleep well at night knowing that this was near me, ready to eat!
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Post by ThrowAway » Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:03 pm

shit!! Ive never seen those.

edit- two sangrias for lunch and i lose my ability to speak proper english.

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Post by doc holiday » Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:20 pm

Ive got this guy living in my yard. it is still quite small. soon I will not need to mow the grass anymore.
It's a good pet, but will be a handfull when he weighs 100 LBS (45.4KG)

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Post by ThrowAway » Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:45 pm

sulcata? if he is, try tripling 100 lbs

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Post by doc holiday » Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:50 pm

ThrowAway wrote:sulcata? if he is, try tripling 100 lbs
sulcata yes, but i don't think it'll make it to 300lbs.. average 70-100, topping out at 150ish
it does appear to be male so it will be on the bigger side of the spectrum.
It's 10 inches now It'll end up 18-32 inch shell length.

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Post by ThrowAway » Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:54 pm

i just moved a friends breeding pair and the male felt like three hundred pounds. awesome tort you have there. How much food do you feed besides the grass?

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Post by doc holiday » Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:09 pm

thanks, I don't feed it a whole lot besides grass, but it does get all the dandelions I pick from the front, and hibiscus and honeysuckle flowers from the yard. a little bit of greens, but no lettuce. some carrots. we usually have quite a garden.

97% grasses though. that's the recommended food for these guys. I always wanted a tort, and found him wandering the streets about a year ago.

those males do get big 8O

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Post by ThrowAway » Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:10 pm

i was offered a breeding pair at the last repticon in orlando for 1000. I didnt take it because I was intimidated by their size and my dogs wouldnt do well with them. And I had already bought some razorbacks at the show and a baby alligator snapping turtle the week before. With in 3 days of getting back I had all the turtles sold for double and triple the price i paid. I didnt know how popular they were. Unfortunately the razorbacks had a bacterial infection have died or on their way. Im very unhappy with martinsexotics right now and would be very slow to buy from them again regardless of their reputation!!

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Post by doc holiday » Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:21 pm

snappers are crazy. we had big ones around my house in michigan.

i like the leopard torts! If I had a choice thats what I would have gotten.
big, but not so huge like the sulcatas are.
This guy is cool though. it comes out to see you when you call it's name.

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Post by ThrowAway » Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:37 pm

I have a guy bringing me a leucistic male and hopefully a mature female in march. Ill post pics of the male as I am definitely keeping him.

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Post by ThrowAway » Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:50 pm


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Post by doc holiday » Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:10 pm

ThrowAway wrote:Image

wow, nice! that guy looks cool
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Post by ThrowAway » Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:17 pm

thats not the one im getting but you probably couldnt a/b them and tell a diffrence.

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