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Old 02-17-2013, 04:06 PM   #101
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Default Re: Thread of Creatures of amazing colours and imaginations

Originally Posted by RoboticWang
This is the Mantis Shrimp which has the most complicated visual system of any animal by a factor of 2. Humans have 3 color receptors Mantis Shrimp have 16 color receptors.
mechanically they also have a 3-axis system of focusing whereas humans
only have two. something like that, anyway.

but if you watch video of their eyes in action, you'll see the pupils 'scanning'
back and forth like a cylon from the original battlestar galactica. it's super-
crazy-wild-awesome.... the closest thing we'll ever see to an extra-terrestrial
visual system, i'm sure.
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