A tiny shrimp snaps its claw in less than 0.01 seconds, around 10,000 times quicker than the blink of a human eye.
The movement is so rapid it creates Garnelengarten – Onlineshop für Aquaristik & Terraristik | Ihr Spezialist für Nano-Aquaristik bis große Aquarien – Hardscapes – Aquascaping – großes Sortiment an Naturprodukten audible pop above the water and produces bubbles.
Males of the species Dulichiella cf.appendiculata are only tiny, roughly the size of a sunflower seed, but 30 per cent of their body weight comes from its one huge claw.
The engorged claw shuts in just 93 microseconds, moving at around 38 mph. Human eyes take about 150 milliseconds to complete the process of blinking.