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Inferno

Mantis Shrimp

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I stumbled across this thing while surfing youtube a few days ago. Very interesting creature. While not technically a shrimp (really a stomopod), it looks like one, and is a voracious eater. They spear or smash their prey then feast, depending on the species. Their appendages have the velocity of a .22 bullet. Because of this they can crack aquarium glass.

Intro may seem dumb but its shows both smasher and spearer variants
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mu6yrC6bjNo&feature=related

One owning a blue ringed octopus
http://www.reefcentral.com/vid/bluering/bluering_content.html

This woman goes into detail about the raptorial appendages.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHTTIg7HY80

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They're pests and they multiply like rabbits, and have been known to torture their prey before eating it, sometimes forcing the victim to watch as the torn flesh is eaten.


if you get one, expect everything else in your aquarium to be gone in a matter of hours.

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You bring up the mantis shrimp and you skip over it's hyperspectral colour vision! The fucker can see everything besides time.

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Crap, yeah forgot to mention that. Apparently it can see through 12 color channels, including ultra-violet and infra red.

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Inferno said:

Crap, yeah forgot to mention that. Apparently it can see through 12 color channels, including ultra-violet and infra red.


fuck, does the CIA know about this?

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Csonicgo said:

fuck, does the CIA know about this?

What did you think sank the Kursk? The official explanation is just a smokescreen.

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Shit, not the fucking mantis shrimp again. Now I'm hungry. Wonder if they make good coconut prawns.

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