Extreme high speed video of cavitation during a mantis shrimp strike

Extreme high speed video of cavitation during a mantis shrimp strike

A peacock mantis shrimp (Crustacea: Stomatopoda: Odontodactylidae: Odontodactylus scyllarus) strikes a force sensor with its raptorial appendage. This video is a close-up view of the mantis shrimp's "hammer" (the dactyl) and was filmed at 100,000 frames per second (played here at ~ 10 frames per second). Cavitation is visible between the appendage and the force sensor.

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