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).
Videos of spearing mantis shrimp prey capture in the field
Concatenation of 11 field videos from one individual Lysiosquillina maculata shows 11 different prey-capture events. A different time stamp marks each prey-capture sequence. Because of the low temporal resolution of these videos, prey-capture events and appendage rotation can best be seen when the videos are viewed frame by frame. The individual is positioned in the middle of the screen.