The aquarium hobby as a whole pretty much loves stomatopods, otherwise known as mantis shrimp. These fascinating creatures are both deadly and beautiful, as the rip into their prey while adorned in fancy colors and patterns. The video above, which is from biopixel, shows both of these features in incredible detail with a high speed camera. The action is slowed down 60 times, and we get to see both spearing and smashing type mantis shrimp going to town on some unfortunate food items.
Exploring the shrimp a little further, which aren’t technically shrimp, the guys in the video pull back a curtain to reveal the fish eating mantis chomping away at its food while hiding in a makeshift tunnel. It really is a great video if you have a couple of minutes to spare.
Via IFL Science
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