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[APD] mantis shrimp costume

I have some calcified, club-like appendages, if you'd
like to borrow them. Smashes right through the front
door glass. No need to say "Trick or Treat", just
strike, grab & run.


I want to be a mantis shrimp for Halloween this year.

Cheryl Rogers
Oak Point, TX

Paul Krombholz <krombhol at teclink_net>

>      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. 

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