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Peacock mantis shrimp (Odontodactylus scyllarus)

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Peacock mantis shrimp (Odontodactylus scyllarus) typically mate for life, and breeding happens at night during warmer months. After copulation, the female usually stores the sperm for anywhere from a few hours to several weeks before fertilizing the eggs that she carries. After copulation, the male goes on his way until the next breeding cycle. The female tends the eggs and continuously cleans and aerates them until they hatch, usually around 40 days after fertilization on average. We photographed this female caring for her eggs while diving in Anilao, Philippines.

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Welcome to the community
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@Jaii_mymola :

About #1:

At first, welcome in the forum !

About the mantis shrimp, I discovered this fabulous animal the last summer. And I have posted one thread:

May be, he can complete the yours.
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(12-21-2019, 10:00 AM)sanjay Wrote: Welcome to the community

Thank you.

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