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    One of nature’s finest peculiarities is the mantis shrimp, a crustacean closely related to the pistol shrimp. The pistol shrimp occupy the family Alphidae, while mantis shrimp are the most notable part of the broader order Stomatopoda (Duffy, 2003). Nonetheless, the groups are considered evolutionary brothers and the traits and instincts of the organisms are closely related, as both have the strength and agility to create cavitation bubbles as a direct result of their strike (Patek, 2004). In addition, both are within subcategories of the class Malacostraca. Stomatopoda is an aquatic order dwelling primarily in colonies in tropical shallow waters. Their grouping and dwelling capabilities are but one of the features setting Stomatopoda…

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    reality of a human fearing for his life in a most simple, yet effective, manner (14). “Two” - This poem has a depressing tone and hits the reader with a sense of reality. These insects are driven by instinct alone. These insects, the bees and male praying mantises, knowingly have intercourse knowing what awaits them, death. They sacrifice themselves so that they can spread their genes-the genes their fathers and forefathers gave their lives for. Komunyakaa emphasizes this point by using a…

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    It grew bored after several weeks because its only friend had isolated itself into a cocoon and it had no one to talk to anymore. After almost a month the preying mantis had grown almost twice its size from when it first entered the fish bowl. There was no longer any soil, leaves, or vegetation. There was no longer any water for it to drink. It couldn’t go more than a few days without water. It seems as if the boy had forgotten all about the insects he had captured and placed in his closet to…

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    Global Matters Most people go through life trying to blend in. Just like a school of tuna, people stay in the center of a group for their safety because they are less likely to be targeted by their predators. This way of living is great if you want to scrape by in life; however it lacks uniqueness. People who just blend in life often miss out on the best parts of it, which is why I prefer to live my life like a mantis shrimp. The mantis shrimp stands out with its vibrant coloring, but has a very…

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    Arthropods are made up mostly of crustacean about 50,000 known and divided into groups; Branchiopods, Maxillopods, Malacostraca and Ostracods. The Malacostraca is divided into five different groups, decapods, stomatopods, euphausiids, amphipod and isopods. Decapods include crabs, lobster and shrimp it’s the largest species. Decapod means ten to five pairs of legs most first pair are modified as large claws, called chelipeds. Most decapods hatch as a zoea but on some occasion shrimp can hatch a…

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    Hey there, did you know there are seventy-five different species of stingrays? That's a lot! Sting Rays are also closely related to sharks. The manta rays are the biggest species yet. They can reach up to seven feet wide and a length of fourteen feet long. Their diet is crustaceans, planktons, and small fish. The manta rays like staying just above the seabed to get cleaned. They also have the largest brain of any sea creature, so they probably make even the average dolphin jealous. Manta rays…

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    notices in the narratives of mythological seers is the fact that they all belong to great families of diviners, for instance Theoclymenus , a fact which implies that the μαντική τέχνη was genetically transmitted . Apart from that, as Flower and Sara Johnston support, a god could also choose an individual to teach them or offer them the gift of being a mantis. Apollo appears to offer the mantikē to Cassandra and Branchus, while Zeus, or Athena, gifted Tiresias, a famous Greek seer, with the skill…

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    "Phoenix" The others said their names, well, code names in order. "Vulcan Raven" "Psycho Mantis" "Sniper…

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    Vulcan Raven, the down to Earth guy with a belief in nature, Cyborg Ninja, Gray Fox with his body robotized, Psycho Mantis, a psychic with the ability to control people, Sniper Wolf, a women with a sharp shot, and Liquid Snake, a clone of Big Boss, and a brother to Solid Snake. The story of Metal Gear Solid is like this, Solid Snake Infiltrates a base on Shadow Moses Island, in order to stop Metal Gear REX, but is also on a…

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    However, female mantids enjoy eating their mates. Eating your mate is a surefire way to prevent infidelity, although it isn’t the most appetizing option. Cannibalism is possible because female mantids seem elephantine compared to their male counterparts. To illustrate, if humans had the same dimensions as a mantis then a 5.5’ man would have a 14 foot partner. Due to their size, females savor overpowering and consuming males while mating. Mating requires a copious amount of energy, and females…

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