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Old 02-03-2005, 01:19 AM   #11
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http://www.blueboard.com/mantis/multimedia.htm

Here's some vids of mantis in action....kinda gruesome in a fascinating way.
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Old 02-03-2005, 09:47 AM   #12
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Sometimes I hear like 6 or 7 snaps in my tank in a row...... well it's not really sometimes it's all the time. I know I thought I saw a mantis a little while ago and then I saw a pistol shrimp the other day that came in with a carnation so I hear all sorts of pops all the time.

A lot of my hermits have holes in there shells now so I think If I have a mantis, it's probably not a clubber.........

Is it wierd that I actually hope I have one?
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Old 02-03-2005, 09:50 AM   #13
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I don't think it's weird. Mantis' are really cool.
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Old 02-03-2005, 01:56 PM   #14
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The poping sound is actually from the sheer force of their strikes. At the pinicle of their strike their club or spear moves so fast that it actually sends the water away from the clubs so fast that it creates a small vacume. The speed at which this vacume is created and then filled again with water is what creates the popping sound.

I'll see if I can find any images/videos that show it. You need an EXTREEMLY high speed camera to catch the vacume in action.
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I watched a show on Animal Planet on them a few months ago....amazing little buggers. I want one, I want one, I want one!!!!
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I've got one

Wish I could catch it and I'd happily ship it.

I want a community tank with nice creatures. This is the only drawback with live rock I think. I've got some beautiful rock with some great color and more color on the way but I don't like the idea of one day finding one of my prized fish has been clubbed or speared.

I'll be very angry.
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HOLY CRAP! Those things are violent! I had no idea! 8O
I kinda want some in a tank of their own. I wonder ig they could ever break the tank their in???
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BillyZ the Idea of the displacement of water causing the sound is not really feasible, although gas is easily displaced and compressed, water is very difficult to compress. The idea that a shrimp can move fast enough to create a vacuum in an extremely viscous fluid is hard to believe. If this is not what you meant please explain.

P.S If that were true, the displacement caused by a tsunami would sound like thunder, and could be heard miles away.

P.P.S Test it... Take a capped bottle completely filled with water and put it under pressure, or take it into an airplane, and then do the same to one filled with air, see if the one filled with water changes shape.
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At the pinicle of their strike their club or spear moves so fast that it actually sends the water away from the clubs so fast that it creates a small vacume
I have read similar explanations concerning pistol shrimp. It's not sound of the claw snapping together you hear, it the rush of water it creates w/ it's modified claw. Pistols use this high energy sound wave(?) to stun their prey. Hopefully BillyZ can find an article.
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I got rid of my mantis accidently. I was changing all my rocks from one tank to another and I put just a small bit of saltwater in the styrofoam container then I put the rock in. It just so happened that the mantis was in this rock and he was drying out so he crawled out of the rock to get to the saltwater. When I picked up the rock to put it in the new tank, there he was, in the water.

Not saying that this luck will come to you but thats what worked for me.

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