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Pistol Shrimp... Is this for real?


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Do pistol shrimps actually make bubbles that reach the temperature of the sun?

Also, do they eat other shrimp?

I didn't know they would eat a skunk cleaner shrimp.

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Do pistol shrimps actually make bubbles that reach the temperature of the sun?

Also, do they eat other shrimp?

I didn't know they would eat a skunk cleaner shrimp.

if they did do you think it would work in the tank... i would think that temp even in a small bubble would evap a tank instantly

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if they did do you think it would work in the tank... i would think that temp even in a small bubble would evap a tank instantly

 

True, but my main question is Would they eat a cleaner shrimp?

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It's true about the temp. Though, most of the shrimp in the hobby are not the same. The larger pistol shrimp even actively hunt and kill mantis shrimp.

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Yes im a marine biology major, and that is 100 percent true!!

 

i have heard as long as they are well fed they will leave most everything alone, as long as they stay away from its hole

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Oh hey... that video again.

 

Mine hasn't exploded my tank yet. And he lived peacefully with 2 skunk cleaners for quite some time.

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Yes im a marine biology major, and that is 100 percent true!!

 

i have heard as long as they are well fed they will leave most everything alone, as long as they stay away from its hole

I would think finding a tiny thermometer to fit inside the bubble that exists for a fraction of a second would prove difficult.

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I would think finding a tiny thermometer to fit inside the bubble that exists for a fraction of a second would prove difficult.

 

On the other hand, putting a thermometer in the sun is probably pretty difficult too...

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I would think finding a tiny thermometer to fit inside the bubble that exists for a fraction of a second would prove difficult.

 

 

Tiny thermometer not needed. This is how it was measured:

How snapping shrimp snap

 

Oops, link to wrong paper. Correct one is http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v401/...s/401772a0.html. Doesn't seem to be freely available, but if anyone wants the pdf IM and I'm sure something can be worked out.

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But experimental measurements4, 5 of conditions inside cavitating bubbles are scarce, and there have been no studies of interior temperature as a function of experimental parameters....and thus vary the effective emission temperature for multi-bubble sonoluminescence from 5,100 to 2,300 K.

 

 

The Sun's outer visible layer is called the photosphere and has a temperature of 6,000°C (11,000°F).

 

So if 11,000F = ~6366K then no, not quite

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