‘Ninjabot’ Reveals the Mantis Shrimp’s Wily Snail-Hunting Scheme

‘Ninjabot’ Reveals the Mantis Shrimp’s Wily Snail-Hunting Scheme

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The mantis shrimp is neither a mantis nor a shrimp, but it does wield perhaps the most stunning strike in the animal kingdom. Sitting below its face are two hammers, which the crustacean cocks back and launches at its prey with such speed that it shatters snail shells and tears crabs’ limbs right of their…