Mantis Shrimp Are Wicked Creatures

I’m not sure how I made it this long without knowing about Mantis Shrimp. Holy crap. These things are crazy. I’ve recently begun to browse a few videos on YouTube that showcase some Mantis Shrimp and I’m kinda creeped out.

Check this out:

I’ll probably have nightmares tonight, ha.

So I decided to check into these guys a bit.

  • They are mostly solitary and very aggressive
  • They are divided into two types: smashers and spearers
  • The Smashers can generate enough force with their attack to break glass
  • They have some of the most advanced vision of any living species
  • Some people eat them as seafood
  • Some people keep them in aquariums

Interesting stuff.

About Luke

the owner and caretaker of a 75 gallon aquarium in his home studio. Good times.


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