Pistol Shrimps

Discussion in 'Science and Nature' started by blackhype, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. Pistol Shrimps have a unique snapping effect in which it creates cavitation bubbles, similar to Mantis Shrimps. The cavitation bubble reaches temperatures of over 5000 Kelvin which is approximately the temperature of the sun! They are fuckin' badass. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpheidae

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKPrGxB1Kzc"]YouTube - Pistol Shrimp[/ame]
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  2. Wow. What a cool pet that would make huh? I wonder what would happen if you put your hand in front of that... Maybe I'll click the wikipedia link. yaaaa ill do that
  3. one of my friends used to have one, it was such a bad ass
  4. that WAS BAD ASS!
  5. WHHAATT!!!
    can those kill a human?
  6. Shiiit...I'd imagine, that's a hell of a blast/shock..
  7. i seriously doubt it. its too small of a blast to do any serious damage to a large organism. i would imagine that it could damage some tissues though.
  8. I used to have one when I had a saltwater tank. It was pretty badass

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