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Old 08-26-2004, 10:09 AM   #1
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Mantis Shrimp on TV

Our friend the mantis shrimp is a TV star. ABC news had about a 2 minute spot on the mantis last night, crowning it the planet's best power puncher. In the way that only TV can, they basically theorized that a mantis the size of a human would kick any Olympic boxer's butt since it would pack the power of one of the USS Missouri's 16 inch guns (really). Most interesting to me though, was a UC Berkeley marine biologist's statement that one once broke the glass on his aquarium. Hmmmm.

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Old 08-26-2004, 11:54 AM   #2
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yep i saw that some time ago. proll about month ago on abc world new or the morning show.

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Old 08-26-2004, 11:55 AM   #3
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do mantis shrimp really break glass? i have been told that was an old wives tale
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Old 08-26-2004, 02:12 PM   #4
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I have head of them breaking glass or cracking the tank, but I have never seen it myself.
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i supose they could break the glass, ive seen them shatter a heater
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Old 08-26-2004, 04:51 PM   #6
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I dont know anyone who has personally experienced this, but it could be because most mantis' are removed before becoming large enough to do so.

The glass on a heater is generally more fragile (much thinner) than that of the tank.

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