CreatureCast – The Stomatopod Strike

posted by Sophia Tintori / on December 7th, 2010 / in Arthropods, Biomechanics, Podcast (Student Contribution)

This podcast comes from Nati Chen, a sophomore in Casey Dunn‘s Bio 0410 Invertebrate Zoology class here at Brown University. In this video, Nati describes how this crustacean is able to move its appendages faster than could possibly be accounted for by muscles alone.

All of the artwork and edited was done by Natividad Chen, and many of the sound effects are real recordings of stomatopods, provided graciously by the Patek lab at University of Massachusetts at Amherst. The video is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 license.