You-Tube Mantis Shrimp Video

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  1. schackmel

    schackmel Giant Squid

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    For those who have never seen a mantis shrimp feeding...here is a you-tube video. It is a little disturbing if you are unprepared for it! But I am amazed by it, and am draining my big tank of snails and crabs already feeding mine cause it is so cool to watch! I have also feed him some frozen silversides and that is fun to watch also as he comes flying out of his den to "snatch" up his prey. Like I said in previous post, he is a little piggie. Only wish I had a video recorder so you all can see him in action. I have found out that unlike fish and humans, me esp ;D, mantis will only eat until they are full...they will not over-eat and kill themselves.

    Have your volume up so you can hear the clicking the smasher makes!

    YouTube - Mantis Shrimp Attack (turn volume up)
     
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  3. inwall75

    inwall75 Giant Squid

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    Snuggles would have taken him out with 3 hits. LOL

    However, Snuggles was a much larger mantis.
     
  4. Marty

    Marty Stylophora

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    Snuggles. lol Great name for a mantis BTW. :)
     
  5. Crabby Jim

    Crabby Jim Sea Dragon

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    I love all those Mantis shrimp vids by that one dude. he makes them very dramatic and the tunes rock.
     
  6. Bunner

    Bunner Bubble Tip Anemone

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    the real question is....can you eat them!! ::) jk
     
  7. inwall75

    inwall75 Giant Squid

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    In certain parts of the world (Indonesia primarily), they are a delicacy
     
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  9. Bunner

    Bunner Bubble Tip Anemone

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    ha!!! nice....shortly after writing that i looked it up and ya apparenlty you can.
     
  10. schackmel

    schackmel Giant Squid

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    alright, I have told Bob the Mantis to smash anybody that comes in his tank and tries to grab him for a meal! We have bonded over the last few days, especially since I have settled on a name....(besides I get first dibs!)::)
     
  11. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Bob would hardly be considered as an appetizer when compared to the "eating" sized mantis :)

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