Odontodactylus scyllarus-Mantis shrimp weapon.

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Odontodactylus scyllarus-Mantis shrimp weapon.

Post  liquidg on 11th May 2012, 2:23 pm

Here in Queenslands south east where we as a club carry out many collecting trips and at times we find a mantis or two.

Against most information on these killing machines,i have always found all species seen in our area to have a weapon of both club and spike.

I found a nice big one today and borrowed its weapon to show every one how deadly these creatures are for their size.

The spike part is actually more so a knife, the last part of the spike has a very sharp cerated edge blade to it, club,spike,knife,the mantis comes with a substantial arsenal in each arm!





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Post  Zhyr on 15th May 2012, 1:34 pm

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Post  saltz on 15th May 2012, 1:49 pm

zhyr wrote:Someone needs to volunteer to get hit by it on camera so we can youtube it for club promotional material Razz
Yes, I totally agree and I nominate you lol! lol! lol!

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Post  liquidg on 15th May 2012, 1:51 pm

Ouch!!!your up zhyr lol!

The one that loaned its weapon to me was a whopper,it would chop off your finger Shocked

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Post  Zhyr on 15th May 2012, 2:43 pm

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Post  saltz on 16th May 2012, 1:42 am

zhyr wrote:...
I think miniGeoff should volunteer since he's over programming Razz

Okay, I'll do it for...ONE MILLION DOLLARS! Wait!!! Maybe I should ask for more than a million dollars? A million dollars isn't exactly a lot of money these days. A million dollars can't get me a decent waterfront house where I can just pump the water directly into my 50 x 50 x 50 footer all round tank, with a 4ft DSB, and with half a dozen wobbies as clean up crew. Okay then, I'll do it for...One... Hundred... BILLION DOLLARS!


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Post  Kharn on 19th June 2012, 4:30 am

I have been hit by a 5inch angry male G.graphurus and I WOULD NOT recommend trying it....I didn't want to be hit he just managed to crack me one....and it was enough to do serious damage to my right hands pointer fingers middle joint, the dr's took 2 x-rays because they didn't understand the first one, or me telling them it was a 5inch shrimp....In the end there was extensive sever muscle tissue damage and a break, the break has healed in the past 6months but the muscle hasn't quite come back yet so I still cannot close my hand completely to make a fist.

Just admire them from a distance there not the worlds greatest predator for no reason....

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