Killer Mantis Shrimp Wet Specimen
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Did you know that shrimp can be badass cold-blooded killers?
This listing is for a preserved mantis shrimp wet specimen. This thing looks pretty cool, but it's reputation is even more awesome!
TRUTH: Called "sea locusts" by ancient Assyrians, "prawn killers" in Australia and now sometimes referred to as "thumb splitters" – because of the animal's ability to inflict painful gashes if handled incautiously.
TRUTH: Mantis shrimp sport powerful claws that they use to attack and kill prey by spearing, stunning, or dismemberment.
TRUTH: Although it happens rarely, some larger species of mantis shrimp are capable of breaking through aquarium glass with a single strike from this weapon. (OMG, WTF??!?!!)
So who's the badass now? Yep, my money is on the SHRIMP! So be careful the next time you decide to chow down on some shrimp at Red Lobster--you could be stalked by a killer mantis shrimp bent on revenge. You best pop a mint to mask that shrimp-breath because these suckers will stalk you and most likely dismember you for eating their relatives.
For more amazing info on these undersea nightmares, check out:
I have several of these monsters available. Your mantis shrimp comes in a clear specimen jar with a black lid.
**As with all of my wet specimens, this specimen has been thoroughly preserved. The tissues have undergone fixation in formalin by both injection and submersion, which prevents postmortem decay. This fixation process terminates any ongoing biochemical reactions so that the tissues won't rot or decay. Rest assured that this specimen has been professionally preserved by Asylum Artwork & Oddities.**
This item will be shipped WITHOUT liquid preservative due to shipping regulations, but will be secured in the jar with bubble wrap or styrofoam peanuts to protect it. You will have to add your own preservative (holding solution) to the jar when it arrives in the mail. Rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol) will work just fine as a holding solution (since it has already been thoroughly preserved in formalin), and it can be found at your local drug store or Walmart. I will help you with any questions you may have about what to do when it arrives, so just ask me!