mantis shrimp

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mantis shrimp tropical marine burrowing crustaceans with large grasping appendages
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Humans have three color receptors in their eyes, while goldfish have four, and mantis shrimp have ten.
    • Mantis shrimp (Zoöl) The Squilla, a tropical marine burrowing crustacean with large grasping appendages. Also called mantis crab and mantis prawn.
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Usage


In news:

Crab-Crushing Mantis Shrimp Study Could Lead to Human Body Armor.
David Kisailus, University of California Riverside – Mantis Shrimp.
The peacock mantis shrimp can smash its prey's shell with its small but strong front appendages.
David Kisailus, University of California Riverside – Mantis Shrimp .
A child's bucket, full to the top, of mantis shrimp sits in the office refrigerator.
The club of the peacock mantis shrimp strikes with such speed and force while staying intact that scientists are trying to mimic its makeup to protect troops in the line of fire.
But UK researchers have discovered that the tiny eyes of the mantis shrimp have held the secret to optimizing optical data systems all along.
Ultra-Tough Mantis Shrimp Claws Could Lead to Better Body Armor.
The Eye of the Mantis Shrimp .
The mantis shrimp (which oddly is neither a mantis nor a shrimp , but a crustacean that resembles both) has arguably the most complicated visual system of any animal on Earth.
If you are trying to trap a mantis shrimp, you must allow it to get used to the presence of the trap by placing it in the tank and leaving it there for several days, or even weeks, before baiting it.
How do I trap the mantis shrimp.
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