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Date: 04/09/13 06:32 PM

25 Responses to The Harbinger Of Blood-Soaked Rainbows [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8044 posts
    April 9, 2013 at 5:19 pm
    Link: The Harbinger Of Blood-Soaked Rainbows - Thermonuclear bomb of light and beauty...onetwothree-DEATH!
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    Swaywithme Female 18-29
    3696 posts
    April 9, 2013 at 6:41 pm
    ...that escalated into darkness quickly :(
  3. Profile photo of Darkalen
    Darkalen Male 40-49
    411 posts
    April 9, 2013 at 6:48 pm
    Nice.
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    slut_etta Female 50-59
    3879 posts
    April 9, 2013 at 6:56 pm
    nature is so awesome.
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    schecter5 Male 18-29
    406 posts
    April 9, 2013 at 7:00 pm
    I just watched the batman beyond episode on genetic splicing.

    I would totally do the mantis shrimp.

    Weaponized thumb/forefinger combos along with super insane vision.

    I wanna spend the rest of my life tripping balls while being able to destroy things with a snap of my fingers... I WOULD BE A GOD AMONG MEN.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14652 posts
    April 9, 2013 at 8:16 pm
    They taste great too.
  7. Profile photo of SavageChef
    SavageChef Female 50-59
    2692 posts
    April 9, 2013 at 8:50 pm
    My favorite crustacean.
  8. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    April 9, 2013 at 9:35 pm
    In the world of minireef aquariums, the Mantis Shrimp is a serious pest. They tend to stowaway in the crevices of live rock and sneak into people`s aquariums that way. As they grow, they come out to kill the (very expensive) fish swimming by. On top of that, there`s the constant worry that the shrimp will break the aquarium glass.

    And once they`re in there, they`re notoriously difficult to get out. They`re fast, good at hiding, and fight back. Their nickname among the minireef hobbyists is "Thumb-Splitters."
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    skytz1337 Male 18-29
    687 posts
    April 9, 2013 at 9:42 pm
    Couldn`t the vision just be an extension of range into infrared and UV light? Evolutionary it makes sense ... you don`t see the sun...watch in infrared to see heat signatures (which is awesome in itself).
    Also there are quite a lot of creatures that see UV light (bees for example).
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    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    April 10, 2013 at 3:54 am
    That tears it. I`ve submitted to the hypothesis of intelligent design. I`ve just changed my mind about who the designer might be.
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    Wendypants Female 30-39
    2420 posts
    April 10, 2013 at 5:28 am
    I like the "one, two, three, DEATH!" bits and the pic of the military mantis armour for humans :)
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    Dragonace Male 30-39
    296 posts
    April 10, 2013 at 6:12 am
    @Squrlz4sale - You are so right!! I had a 20 Gallon reef tank for a good year or two, then I decided to add couple of extra pounds of cultured live rock to increase the surface area for my corals. After a couple days I started noticing a loud clicking noise coming from my tank at night. I knew right off the bat it had to be a mantis shrimp. I put mantis shrimp traps in there hoping to catch him, but it was no use. Within a week he had successfully wiped out all my fish in the tank, which in turn caused an ammonia and nitrite spike that killed off all my corals. I was so pissed I emptied out all the water and dumped the entire aquarium in a dumpster.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36835 posts
    April 10, 2013 at 7:07 am

    People are ugly enough already. The last thing I want is to see them in High Def.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    April 10, 2013 at 8:05 am
    @Dragonace: My condolences on your minireef. That`s terrible! I`ve never attempted a minireef myself, but I love reading about them and looking at them.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11741 posts
    April 10, 2013 at 8:37 am
    @Dragonace - I hope you`re sleeping with one eye open. That mantis shrimp most likely survived and is currently plotting his revenge. Be afraid, be very afraid.
  16. Profile photo of RoboPatton
    RoboPatton Male 30-39
    2424 posts
    April 10, 2013 at 10:00 am
    Had one in my tank when I got new rocks. Lost a few critters. I heard the "click" sound it makes when striking, sort of like somebody snapping their fingers at supersonic speed.

    Like it says, they break glass. I had to find him. I dipped suspected rocks into fresh water (which sadly kills the sea life on them) until I finally got the little bastard.

    Pretty to look at, yes, but it`s like a little glittery-rainbowed-hitler.
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    h4krChik Female 40-49
    86 posts
    April 10, 2013 at 10:29 am
    "it`s like a little glittery-rainbowed-hitler." haha! This whole page was a great read. Thanks for the laughs you guys!
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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
    3061 posts
    April 10, 2013 at 11:21 am
    There`s also another bad ass of the crustacean world named the Pistol Shrimp. I hope the SyFy Channel gets wind of this so we can have...Mantis Shrimp vs. Pistol Shrimp The Movie!
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    April 10, 2013 at 12:14 pm
    Not only are they formidable predators--they`re smart little buggers, too. LINK
  20. Profile photo of emmettyville
    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4348 posts
    April 10, 2013 at 2:40 pm
    I wonder why it does that....embrace the darkness when it lives in light.....what a quandry.
  21. Profile photo of Dragonace
    Dragonace Male 30-39
    296 posts
    April 10, 2013 at 4:57 pm
    @freddyferret - Well considering it was about 10 years ago, I`d say he failed miserably at enacting his revenge. LOL!!

    I haven`t had another reef tank since then, haven`t had the time or money to invest to build up another successful reef. I wish liverock wasn`t so damned expensive.
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    RedOnTheHead Male 50-59
    99 posts
    April 11, 2013 at 12:51 am
    Do they taste good?
  23. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    April 11, 2013 at 6:25 am
    Do they taste good?

    Not sure, but in my imagination they taste like a Skittles candy shell surrounding a fart by Hannibal Lecter.
  24. Profile photo of Kaleotera
    Kaleotera Female 18-29
    472 posts
    April 11, 2013 at 5:47 pm
    Never thought I would say "Ooh pretty" when talking about a crustacean...but I did.

    @RedontheHead: Apparently it does taste good.

    It is used in cuisine in Japan, China and the Philippines.
  25. Profile photo of rickwhite
    rickwhite Male 30-39
    151 posts
    April 12, 2013 at 8:45 am
    LMFAO - ROFL @ Squrlz4Sale.

    OMFG. "Skittles candy shell surrounding a fart by Hannibal Lecter."

    I`m seriously in tears. My sides hurt. You win IAB comment of the year, in my book.

    Cheers!

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