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Inktober Day 4: Mantis Shrimp

Inktober day 4; mantis shrimp!

I love these little critters! Mantis shrimps are beautifully rainbow hued (if you’ve never seen one then google them! They’re gorgeous!). Mantis shrimps have the most complex eyes that can see ultraviolet and polarised light. They are incredible predators with a strike that’s 50 times faster than a blink of an eye.

There’s around 400 different species of mantis shrimp and they can be divided into two groups, those that spear their prey and those that smash it. Because of their bright, colourful shells they’re often bought for private aquariums and smashers have been known to break aquariums from their punches.

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