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[APD] Water mantis/shrimp

Mantis shrimp and water mantis are two very different creatures.
Water mantis are a true bug (Homoptera, classified by their sucking
Mantis shrimp are a terrible creation from a hell dimension, but nonetheless
very cool. Especially the punching through saftey glass part. :)

Aquarium Club of Thunder Bay meets on the first Wednesday of every month.
8:00 pm Confederation College room C216
> Message: 3
> Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 21:34:26 -0600
> From: Paul Krombholz <krombhol at teclink_net>
> Subject: [APD] Re: Water mantis
> To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com
>      They are called mantis shrimp, or stomatopods.  Their front legs
> superficially resemble the raptoral front legs of a praying mantis.
> They have an immensely powerful strike.  They either spear their prey
> or smash it with the calcified, club-like appendages.  A large mantis
> shrimp has enough power in its strike to smash double layered safety
> glass.
> -- 
> Paul Krombholz in sunny central Mississippi

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