Request to Film Mantis Shrimp

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  1. BJP

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    Hi MASAs

    Thanks for the warm welcome. The company I'm working for is making a wildlife documentary about ocean critters - unpacking "speedy" action under the ocean. We are hoping to find someone willing to let us come and film a Mantis Shrimp feeding. We are filming with a super slo-mo camera - the Phantom camera - which allows us to slow action down to 1000 frames a second!

    Please reply to me if you would be willing to let us come and film. But please be aware of the following parameters we have because of the specialized camera:

    We need to add artificial light from above - cool, daylight but quite bright.
    We would need to see photographs of your tank and Shrimp so we know it can be shot close-up - without seeing your room in the background - as if on a reef.
    We are able to travel anywhere in South Africa.

    (If this is not an inconvenience we are also looking for fast-retreating fan worms and feather duster worms... and any other suggestions for things that feed fast!)

    Thanks!
    BJP
     
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    That sounds interesting. Frog fish would be worth a shot too.
     
  4. BJP

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    Yip, and stone fish worked very well for us too!
    BJP
     
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    lovelly project, hope u willing to share some of the results with us.

    just note on the mantis's though, their eyes are very sensitive to bright light, so you miht need to condition the tank a little before trying to film them.
     
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    Thanks for the heads-up.
     
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