Arthropod acoustic communication is a primary focus at the Patek Lab. Here you can find our acoustically oriented research projects along with sounds and video of spiny lobsters (Palinuridae) and mantis shrimp (Stomatopoda).
Patek lab members and collaborator Matt McHenry publish new paper in the Journal of Experimental Biology
This new journal article provides the first mathematical model of the mantis shrimp's strikes and provides surprising new insights into the costs and consequences of moving an extremely fast hammer through water. Check out the full paper here.