Mantis Shrimp Seen Attacking in High Speed Video

By AquaNerd 7 years agoNo Comments

Ultimate alien like spear mantis feeding on fish in slow motion

Dr Jamie Seymour from James Cook University and Emmy Award winning cameraman Richard Fitzpatrick film a spear mantis shrimp at 1500 frames per second. Also check out Destin’s video at Smarter Everyday.

The aquarium hobby as a whole pretty much loves stomatopods, otherwise known as mantis shrimp. These fascinating creatures are both deadly and beautiful, as the rip into their prey while adorned in fancy colors and patterns. The video above, which is from biopixel, shows both of these features in incredible detail with a high speed camera. The action is slowed down 60 times, and we get to see both spearing and smashing type mantis shrimp going to town on some unfortunate food items. MORE: Mantis Shrimp Seen Attacking in High Speed Video



  (734 articles)

Our goal is to not only educate saltwater aquarium hobbyists, but also bring them aquarium related news, product information, equipment reviews, and livestock care tips. We cover industry related events and share hundreds of photos and videos of anything and everything related to this great hobby.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.