New video

Timmy

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Hello,
here is a new video from my mantis shrimps. It called "Mantis Shrimps in Action". It took a long time, good software and much expierience to render this smooth slow motions, but this animals are still to fast for normal video cameras.

I hope you like it.

Mantis Shrimps in Action
 

Timmy

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Both animals in the video have exactly the same size (9 cm) and it seens that the G. chiragra has more power than the O. scyllarus.
But i think it depends on the hit rate. The peacock hits the crab eleven times in 5 seconds and the Chiragra only three times in 5 seconds. Much more time to contract the muscles. The result is a powerful strike.
 

Recty

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Nice video.

The G. chiragra sure does seem to hit harder, I also notice it uses both striking apendages at once, whereas the other one seemed to hit with one fist then the other.
 

Timmy

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The Gonodactylaceus glabrous was a wrong order. I want one O. scyllarus and this animal was delivered. For some suppliers every mantis shrimp is a O. scyllarus. ;-)

The animal lived over 3 years and was very shy.
 
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