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Gonodactylus
11/15/2016, 11:39 AM
You might be wondering what I have been doing lately. Part of the time I have been helping KQED television film a piece on stomatopods.

You can check it out at: https://ww2.kqed.org/science/2016/11/15/the-snail-smashing-fish-spearing-eye-popping-mantis-shrimp/

Enjoy!

Roy

gozermantis
11/15/2016, 04:12 PM
That's awesome! The quality in the video is unreal!

nmotz
11/16/2016, 10:31 AM
Great stuff Dr. Caldwell, thanks for sharing!

Kjreiner1
11/16/2016, 02:13 PM
I never realized how complex these shrimp are and use as humans being able to utilize a function from these shrimp into human diagnosis. Incredible!!

JokerGirl
11/16/2016, 06:31 PM
Saw it this morning! Good stuff! Had to share the video with my co-workers, who only pretend to put up with my geeky obsessions.

young doz
11/17/2016, 07:47 AM
Good to see you around Roy :)

SpeedKilz
11/23/2016, 07:26 PM
Coolest video I've seen on mantis shrimp. I sadly didn't even know about the spearing type until now!

Kawasaki213
11/23/2016, 10:51 PM
Wow, the mantis shrimps are so cool. Thanks for sharing.

Maritimer
11/24/2016, 07:55 PM
That is some straight-up coolness!

Thanks for sharing this truly fascinating video and article.

~Bruce

gnasher
12/01/2016, 10:41 PM
Glad to see you stop by the forums, Roy!

I have to ask though, what kind of mantis shrimp is that at 3:00? :uhoh2:

unclepastor
12/09/2016, 08:44 AM
That is amazing! i love mantis shrimp.

Idoc
12/15/2016, 07:22 PM
Mantis shrimp are beasts! I looked them up on YouTube...so many videos of them attacking other Mantis shrimp, fish, crabs! I guess you need some pretty thick glass to keep these guys!

nmotz
12/16/2016, 11:33 AM
It's safer to have thick glass, but not all mantis shrimp really pose a threat to breaking an aquarium. Pretty much just large male O. Scyllarus and large male G. Chiragras.