September 30, 2011
mantis shrimp
from wikipedia:
Called “sea locusts” by ancient Assyrians, “prawn killers” in Australia and now sometimes referred to as “thumb splitters” — because of the animal’s ability to inflict painful gashes if handled incautiously — mantis shrimp sport powerful claws that they use to attack and kill prey by spearing, stunning or dismemberment. Although it happens rarely, some larger species of mantis shrimp are capable of breaking through aquarium glass with a single strike from this weapon.

mantis shrimp

from wikipedia:

Called “sea locusts” by ancient Assyrians, “prawn killers” in Australia and now sometimes referred to as “thumb splitters” — because of the animal’s ability to inflict painful gashes if handled incautiously — mantis shrimp sport powerful claws that they use to attack and kill prey by spearing, stunning or dismemberment. Although it happens rarely, some larger species of mantis shrimp are capable of breaking through aquarium glass with a single strike from this weapon.

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    mantis shrimps = most badass thing found yet?
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    This looks like a pokemon.
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    Shit just got real. Nature’s Prison Break.
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    Read the part I bolded and think about that, y’all. A shrimp can break aquarium glass. Anyone who says marine biology...
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    Well of course Australians only think of them in relation to prawns. Mantis shrimp are super cool. When they attack with...
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