It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Peacock Mantis: Feeding The Juggernaut

page: 1
7

log in

join
share:

posted on May, 4 2013 @ 11:52 PM
link   
This lil fella is a shrimp believe it or not, and it's brightly coloured! Also they have the most advanced eyesight on the planet earth! We have like 3 rods to tell colors in our eyes, they have 13, imagine the world with 13 new colors!

Odontodactylus scyllarus

Their ability to see circularly polarised light has led to studies to determine if the mechanisms by which their eyes operate can be replicated for use in reading CDs and similar optical information storage devices

How cool is that?

These guys are vicious, yet highly prized by aquarists, they'll eat anything else in the tank of value, and even damage live rock, have been known to shatter the glass of the tank they are in.

Yet I think they are cool as all get out




Pretty cool for a shrimp.
edit on 5-5-2013 by Lysergic because: (no reason given)




posted on May, 5 2013 @ 12:07 AM
link   
Look how alert and aggressive that dude is.
The clicking sound is him isn't it? Stunning his prey?

I have know idea if it's a he or she actually.



posted on May, 5 2013 @ 12:10 AM
link   
reply to post by spacedoubt
 

Yeah it was the Mantis

O. scyllarus is a smasher, with club-shaped raptorial appendages.[1] An active hunter, it prefers gastropods, crustaceans, and bivalves,[1] and will repeatedly smash its prey until it can gain access to the soft tissue for consumption. It is reported to have a "punch" of over 50 miles per hour (80 km/h). This is the fastest recorded punch of any living animal. The acceleration is similar to that in a .22 caliber handgun, with a force created of 200 pounds (91 kg) per strike. In addition, the surface of its appendages is made up of extremely dense hydroxyapatite, layered in a manner which is highly resistant to fracturing. Glass aquaria can be broken by them. The composition is being investigated for potential synthesis and engineering use


I've no idea if it's a male or female heh, vicious either way.



posted on May, 5 2013 @ 12:57 AM
link   
Beautiful, but I'd be pissed if it shattered the glass of the tank.
Just how strong are these things anyway?



posted on May, 5 2013 @ 01:00 AM
link   
it needs to be in an epic movie where a future army are deciding what animal to weaponize.

experimental ray gun that can alter size of organisms, they make a couple the size of a dolphin, "accidentally" unleashed into the lake and voila, B grade horror movie.




posted on May, 5 2013 @ 01:18 AM
link   

Originally posted by Night Star
Beautiful, but I'd be pissed if it shattered the glass of the tank.
Just how strong are these things anyway?


acceleration similar to that of a .22 according to the wiki, fastest punch of any animal, 50mph!



Originally posted by yourmaker
it needs to be in an epic movie where a future army are deciding what animal to weaponize.

experimental ray gun that can alter size of organisms, they make a couple the size of a dolphin, "accidentally" unleashed into the lake and voila, B grade horror movie.



Talk about terrifying, " In addition, the surface of its appendages is made up of extremely dense hydroxyapatite, layered in a manner which is highly resistant to fracturing"

One that size could give Jaws problems!

edit on 5-5-2013 by Lysergic because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 5 2013 @ 01:26 AM
link   
This use to be my favorite aquarium beast until I saw the juggernaut.

Still Tetraodon Lineatus GOES HAM!



This guy is well fed, usually they KOS! Note all the fish in the tank with him, those are his food as well.



posted on May, 5 2013 @ 02:12 AM
link   
reply to post by Lysergic
 


That acceleration was amazing... if it was not inside the aquarium the fish would never had got to him.

Still... cat looks at Tetraodon Lineatus and goes ham...



posted on May, 5 2013 @ 08:17 PM
link   
reply to post by FraternitasSaturni
 


If you thought that was crazy check out the pistol shrimp!




As the bubbles collapse they momentarily reach the temperature of the sun???????
How is that even possible?
mind = blown


oh and I just found out these guys kick it with gobys! symbiotic relationship ftw!






edit on 5-5-2013 by Lysergic because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 5 2013 @ 08:56 PM
link   
reply to post by Lysergic
 


omg!
ok... nature does have some fantastic arsenal... and ensured it stayed SMALL. Can you imagine that thing the size of a whale shark?

Its just amazing... I'm speechless... the temperature of the sun? wow...


wonder what speed it travels cause the impact is pretty much instant... and considering its a bubble underwater...

puny humans... we're just scratching supercavitating torpedoes...



posted on May, 5 2013 @ 11:28 PM
link   
reply to post by Lysergic
 


Wow, you sure do find some amazing things! Pistol shrimp? I had never heard of such a thing! Amazing!



posted on May, 6 2013 @ 06:04 AM
link   
reply to post by FraternitasSaturni
 


I think I had read 100km/h



new topics

top topics



 
7

log in

join