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Posted by mike on April 21, 2002 at 22:55:39:

In Reply to: Chris - Mantis shrimp posted by MJG on April 21, 2002 at 14:35:51:

here's a big one! http://diver.net/mike/indonesia/mbppic.shtml?95

I still get nightmares about this big devil. Honest to God man, his hole is a good, solid 4-5 inches across. The shrimp itself must've been the size of a smallish lobster.

I didn't get my fingers anywhere near that @#$%$# monster, but i got a little bit o' flutterguts when i had to hover over his burrow to photograph some pipefish. That was one of the few times i let my fins touch the reef, to absolutely postively ensure that no matter what surge or current rolled through, i wasn't gonna touch that hole with any part of me or my gear!

I also haven't the foggiest idea of how to catch one. A dipnet or slurp gun maybe?


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