Thursday, 1 February 2018

Mantis shrimp size each other up before ceding a fight

Sparring matches help mantis shrimp read their rivals

Date:  January 17, 2018
Source:  Duke University

To a mantis shrimp, walking away from a fight doesn't mean being a wimp. It means recognizing who they're up against and knowing when to bail rather than drag out a doomed battle, researchers say. Mantis shrimp use sparring matches to decide when to fight and when to fold.

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