Ants with Powerful Jaws can fling themselves through the air: evolution is cool

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"Trap-jaw ants, Odontomachus bauri, fire their mandibles with such acceleration that when the mandibles strike a hard surface, the forces generated are strong enough to propel the ants' bodies through the air. In the "escape jump," shown here, the ant's trajectory is directed upward. In a "bouncer defense jump", by comparison, the ant clears a greater horizontal distance. The video is being shown 100 times slower than real time"

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