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    Worm32
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    Post  Worm32 on Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:45 pm

    One of my passions is saltwater reef tanks. I have a 65gl reef tank with 16 corals and a number of fish. My girlfriend has always wanted a Peacock Mantis shrimp, but I was hesitant to get one because the only info I had on them was that they need to be kept in their own tank because they kill everything. Finally on her birthday, I bought her a separate tank and the Mantis Shrimp. This thing is by far, the most amazing creature I have ever seen. Upon researching the animal, I discovered that it has the best eyesight of any animal on the planet (even better than an eagle). It has tri-nocular vision and can see 9 primary colors, and in infa-red. It is also, pound for pound, the one of the strongest animals on the planet. It's hammers, which it uses to punch it's prey, approach speeds of a .22 caliber bullet. They are known as "thumb splitters" in the diving world because they are know to break a diver's finger right down to the bone. It is also extremely intelligent (it's closest relative in the ocean is an octopus) and lives for 20 years reaching a foot long.

    Here are a few videos of my Peacock Mantis Shrimp, Leonidas, unleashing on some Emerald Crabs that we feed him. Enjoy Shocked






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    Post  jiggyteddy on Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:23 am

    Wow Worm that is awesome!

    The only shrimp I had in my tank was a those cleaner shrimps. LOL. This guy is straight up nasty!

    She looks awesome in action. I had a Lionfish for a while... and he was a beast. Your Mantis shrimp is scrappy, but a straight up monster!

    Thanks for sharing. I miss my tank.
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    Post  JamesSoprano on Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:27 pm

    all i can think of was OWNED ! LOL nice video's man .. and that creature is scary .. just the way it looks and moves
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    Post  Veago on Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:51 pm

    jesus! i'd hate to be that crab, imagine a giant one of those at the bottom of the ocean (shark size) coming for you, i'd just crap right there in the ocean and hope it distracts it hahaha
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    Post  Asuka on Sun Mar 08, 2009 7:51 pm

    *watches the crab's pincer get sliced off* Awesome! I love the blue and red feather-looking things on the shrimp's underside. ^_^
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    Post  jiggyteddy on Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:47 pm

    I have watched those vids 3 times each now...

    1st time was by myself.

    2nd time was with the gf because she loves watching predatory fish.

    3rd time just now... and I found myself saying "Unleash... the fury!" 1 gold coin to the person that gets what I'm referencing.
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    Post  groovy341 on Wed Mar 11, 2009 5:04 pm

    jiggyteddy wrote:I have watched those vids 3 times each now...

    1st time was by myself.

    2nd time was with the gf because she loves watching predatory fish.

    3rd time just now... and I found myself saying "Unleash... the fury!" 1 gold coin to the person that gets what I'm referencing.

    That dreadful Tom Green fellow
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    Post  Asuka on Wed Mar 11, 2009 5:27 pm

    jiggyteddy wrote:3rd time just now... and I found myself saying "Unleash... the fury!" 1 gold coin to the person that gets what I'm referencing.

    First thing I thought of:

    Video: My new pet, the killer Mantis Shrimp Yngwie+Malmsteen%27s+Rising+Force+-+Unleash+The+Fury+-+Front
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    Post  groovy341 on Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:21 pm

    Asuka wrote:
    jiggyteddy wrote:3rd time just now... and I found myself saying "Unleash... the fury!" 1 gold coin to the person that gets what I'm referencing.

    First thing I thought of:

    Video: My new pet, the killer Mantis Shrimp Yngwie+Malmsteen%27s+Rising+Force+-+Unleash+The+Fury+-+Front

    Ahh! That probably makes more sense than the damn snake. I hate Tom Green
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    Post  Worm32 on Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:13 pm

    I'm glad everyone enjoyed the vids. I actually have six videos of different crab attacks on youtube. They are about the same but I really get into the carnage. Just search my youtube name-MoreCowbell32- and you can watch the others.
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    Post  groovy341 on Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:25 pm

    Worm32 wrote:I'm glad everyone enjoyed the vids. I actually have six videos of different crab attacks on youtube. They are about the same but I really get into the carnage. Just search my youtube name-MoreCowbell32- and you can watch the others.

    Brutal little monster you got there. Wouldn't want to get into a boxing match with him that's for sure.
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    Post  Chipe on Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:04 pm

    That is pretty sweet!
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    Post  BitRunner on Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:48 pm

    That... was... AWESOME!!! (I just got around to watching that vid finally)

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