Imagine the sex...
Worth the read if anyone’s wondering
While this is a fantastic read one thing he gets wrong is that they can see "more colors" instead what it's probably like is they can only see 16 distinct colors but not mixed because they don't have an opponent color processing system like humans do so they can't perceive mixes of color (like how yellow and blue make green)
@jouze, ok since it seems you know more than an average person: using your example, if you mixed green and blue, what would this shrimp see? Or even better, what if you had a green piece of paper and gave this guy little blue shrimp sunglasses?
@Drunk Pantless Uncle, I think they would just perceive whichever color was the "strongest" or had the most emission at its spectrum since most sensory systems use parallel inhibition to filter out noise so for example in a blue-green like teal they would see just blue because the blue cones would be more stimulated than the yellow ones. They don't have a system to combine the inputs from multiple cone types because their brain is so small
@jouze, cool, thanks!
@jouze, you can look all this up for more detail but, no one really knows how they see... the main theories are based off of experiments done to test mantis shrimp color recognition showing that they were bad at telling the difference between shades of one color I.e. humans can better point out slight color variation to 1nm difference between shades with only 3 photoreceptors and mantis shrimp could only get to 12nm of difference... they are either only really capable of seeing color mixtures variation or they use their eyes like a form of Braille, scanning an object with the mid line of their eye 12 to 21 times and responding to the feeling a color brings up (this one is sorta silly but who the heck knows the truth)
BMW drivers only have 2 color cones. Red and green.
The peacock mantis shrimp is my favorite animal. It is also entirely unrelated to any of the 3 animals in its name.
It's an older read sir, but it checks out. I was going to advise others to read.
Zefrank1 has a True Facts video about Mantis Shrimp, if you want comedy with your education.
I found the perfect murder weapon, have the shrimp “shoot” my victim in the head till dead then eat the shrimp to get rid of the weapon
Can I eat it?
Apparently the creature that embodies my sense of humor is a Mantis Shrimp.
"The mantis shrimp is the ancient descendant of the modern clown. And like the modern clown, it possesses a psycopathic killer instinct."
(From ZeFranks "True Facts about the Mantis Shrimp")
I call Bullshjt on that throwing it into orbit business. The least amount of energy you'd have to throw it, would huck it to almost 8 km/sec. And that's the lowest for it to actually make anything close to an orbit AND that's Entirely neglecting all forms of aero drag, (like wave drag for a hypersonic object and Very Very hot aero-heating. Like space shuttle re-entry hot) and gravity losses.
I know the Mantis Shrimp can cavitate water but that's honestly not that hard. Neither is the luminescence. Some people may remember their high school physics teacher having students put an Altoid in their mouth and biting down fast enough to see a spark. The shockwave killing it's prey is much more impressive IMO.
And the claim that it's 10x the acceleration needed for us to put an object into space from the ground? No.
Hold on. Let me ask Spin Launch about this.
They said they're hopeful but it's really just a hustle to get money.
Hold on. I'll ask the people who designed space guns (BAMF ....
@mas2de, cannons that were designed to shoot anything they could into space.)
Yeah, they all said it's basically impossible with our current or even near future technology.
@mas2de, So, here's my math. Call me out if I'm wrong. 1500N was given, and a Google search says a baseball is 149g. How fast would the baseball travel? F=MA & we have 2 given values. A=F/M to find A. A=1500N/.149kg. A=10,067 m/sec^2. Google convert from meters per second squared to kilometers per hour = 129,600,000 km/h. Necessary escape velocity is 39600 km/h. Wind resistance would not slow down a baseball by 99.967% before it left the atmosphere. Granted, the baseball might disintegrate, but I wanted to see the math without that factor.
Aurora(Mallory), if your reading this, hi! -omen
Simone Giertz had a mantis shrimp costume made for her and it is glorious.
Planet Earth has a segment on the Mantis Shrimp. They say their brains can’t process the colors, it is ten years old. Has it been disproven?