Date: 2008-07-05 03:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] robgonzo.livejournal.com
That looks like a Mantis Shrimp http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoplocarida
When I kept reef aquariums it was a constant pest.

Date: 2008-07-07 11:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yinshu.livejournal.com
wow- that shrimp is bizarre- sea creatures are so fascinating to me. :)
constant pest? but...in an enclosed aquarium, how could it get in there if you didn't want it? or was the life cycle too hard to break?

Date: 2008-07-08 04:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] robgonzo.livejournal.com
One of the things you put in a reef aquarium is 'live rock' which is rock taken from the ocean floor. Mantis Shrimp hide in holes in the rock and come in that way.

Date: 2008-07-08 04:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yinshu.livejournal.com
oh, cool! I guess you learn somethin' new every day. :)
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Re: Addendum stomatopod...

Date: 2008-07-07 11:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yinshu.livejournal.com
uhhh... ya... gavari paruski...tyut tyut?
(I'm not even sure I got that right, just learned it from my boy a while back *lol*)

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