Help catching Neogonodactylus bredini


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So I got live rock from a Florida keys aquaculture plot about 6 months ago and about 3 months ago I started realizing the sounds I was hearing were mantis shrimp in the rocks and not pistol shrimps. Anyhow, I was okay with them untill now. I'm starting to realize they're hollowing out more liverock more than I'd like. One of them likes too peak into the bubble tip anemone to see if the clownfish is there from time to time, which kinda spooks me out. They also push the frag plug out of the rocks that aren't glued down. I'm thinking I have a few of them in roughly 30 pounds of liverock. These guys are smart and not big so I'm assuming the standard mantis shrimp trap I see sold online and in stores will be too strong for them to get into. Has anyone had any experience catching this particular species? I have a tiger pistol shrimp in there too and assumed he'd take them out but I don't think they've met each other yet. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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