The paper also discussed how mantis shrimps attack so rapidly underwater.
The latest example is that of one of the more unusual creatures in nature, the mantis shrimp.
Additionally, some mantis shrimps can see circular polarised light, which is used to create 3D movies.
There are two types of mantis shrimps, with different modifications to their front claws.
Indeed, much of the image analysis performed in the visual systems of mantis shrimps occurs very early in the visual process (sometimes at the level of single photoreceptor cells), producing a well-analyzed and much-simplified data stream flowing into higher visual centers.
Stalked compound eyes occur throughout the Crustacea, but in mantis shrimps the movement of the eye on the stalk is unusually free, with the eye being driven in all possible axes of movement by six functional groups of muscles (Jones, 1994).
Since any solution could prove more devastating to the tank's ecosystem than harboring one mantis shrimp, "I guess we just have to keep replacing the snails and crabs until we catch the bugger," Cripe sighs.
FAST FACT: There are over 500 species of mantis shrimp ranging from one-half to 16-inches long.
com/comics/mantis_shrimp) The Oatmeal , posted his latest illustration that explains why his new favorite animal is the mantis shrimp.
html) mantis shrimp see colors invisible to humans with 16 photoreceptors 6 the majority of which are used to distinguish colors.
Washington, October 26 (ANI): A new study by researchers from the University of Bristol, UK, has determined that the remarkable eyes of mantis shrimps
could inspire the next generation of DVD and CD players.
Parallel processing and image analysis in the eyes of mantis shrimps
A MANTIS shrimp
has been dubbed the "fastest claw in the North" by marine experts.
from the giant Pacific octopus to a menacing mantis shrimp
and a giant tropical shark display.
The mantis shrimp
looks like a Mardi Gras parade and hammers its enemies so fast that water boils.