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   xoxoxoBruce  Friday Oct 1 01:53 AM

Oct 1, 2010: Shrimp DeJour

Behold the Peacock Mantis Shrimp, like something Disney animators would dream up... on acid.
He looks like a Harlequin clown of the sea, but he's really a killer clown from the deep.



He esentially bludgeons his prey to pieces, to eat their bloody pulp.

Quote:
Looks sure are deceiving here because this guy is what's known as a smasher, with club shaped raptorial appendages that it uses to repeatedly smash its prey until it can gain access to the soft tissue for consumption.
It is reported to have a "punch" of over 50mph. The fastest punch of any living animal.
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casimendocina  Friday Oct 1 08:33 AM

It looks like two creatures (sort of like when one person sits on another person's shoulders so you see the legs of one and the head of the other).



jinx  Friday Oct 1 09:03 AM

Aside form smashing things, they can see circular polarized light and 100,000 colors. Lots of articles about their eyes/vision in Wired...



monster  Friday Oct 1 09:12 AM

I don't eat shellfish But he sure is purdy. I'd keep one as a pet and give him creatures to smash. I'd call him Archibald.



xoxoxoBruce  Friday Oct 1 10:39 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by jinx View Post
Aside form smashing things, they can see circular polarized light and 100,000 colors. Lots of articles about their eyes/vision in Wired...
Like Mike Tyson with X-ray vision glasses.


classicman  Friday Oct 1 11:08 AM

He's purty ...



BigV  Friday Oct 1 11:43 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoB
Behold the Peacock Mantis Shrimp, like something Disney animators would dream up... on acid. He looks like a Harlequin clown of the sea, but he's really a killer clown from the deep.
Gaudy displays like this are Mother Nature's way of saying "Bring it, motherfucker!"


Flint  Friday Oct 1 01:25 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigV View Post
Gaudy displays like this are Mother Nature's way of saying "Bring it, motherfucker!"
lol ... oooooo what are these pretty colors over here? BAM! ::: dead :::


Gravdigr  Friday Oct 1 02:17 PM

He looks like a pimp.

A shrimp pimp?



ETA: lmao @ "Bring it, motherfucker!"



Trilby  Friday Oct 1 03:28 PM

I wouldn't have allowed in on the ark.



Happy Monkey  Friday Oct 1 04:12 PM

It would have punched you at 50mph, and then laughed, and went back to the bottom of the sea anyway.



Flint  Friday Oct 1 04:20 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Happy Monkey View Post
It would have punched you at 50mph, and then laughed, and went back to the bottom of the sea anyway.
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? ... Spongebob! Squarepants!
Who punches you in the face at 50 mph? ... Uhhh, I don't even ???





























This guy! BAM! ::: dead :::


BigV  Friday Oct 1 06:46 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gravdigr View Post
He looks like a pimp.

A shrimp pimp?



ETA: lmao @ "Bring it, motherfucker!"
"I am not a shrimp! I am a King Prawn!"


spudcon  Friday Oct 1 08:05 PM

BigV, I think you nailed it. I'm alergic to shrimp, so I say, step on it.



SPUCK  Saturday Oct 2 06:49 AM

Looks like a trailer trash couch.



spudcon  Saturday Oct 2 08:32 AM

OK, now Spuck is the winner.



Cloud  Saturday Oct 2 11:28 AM

oh, god. The "king prawn" makes me lmao every time!

I love, love, love that movie! (Muppets from Outer Space)



Leah  Tuesday Oct 5 08:08 PM

This little guy missed his part in Finding Nemo. He would have been great in that movie. Bummer.



casimendocina  Wednesday Oct 6 09:01 AM

No reason why he can't be in the sequel.



xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Oct 6 10:38 AM

There is a reason, he'd punch and eat the whole cast and crew.



casimendocina  Wednesday Oct 6 07:13 PM

Put him in a contained area, chuck 'dispensables' in with him, get it on film and it would be the perfect action movie.



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