Amohipods with Spearer appendages like Mantis shrimp

MadTownMax

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Was just looking at my pods and noticed some had some quite large claws similar to a speared mantis.

I know I don't have a bunch of baby mantis in my tank - wondering if this is a common phenomenon or a result of an inbred pod population.
 

MadTownMax

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teddscau

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Can't see the photo, but my amphipods are a blue-ish tint with mantis like appendages they use for grabbing food and clearing substrate from their burrows.
 

MadTownMax

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Thanks for the reply / never really got my photos moved to a good site after RC closed their gallery.

Glad to know others see this too and these things are not mutating to take over my tank.
 
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