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).
A peacock mantis shrimp smashing a snail shell
This peacock mantis shrimp (Odontodactylus scyllarus) uses its hammer-shaped appendages to smash open hard-shelled prey. This is a "regular speed" video showing an individual successfully opening a snail shell.