Ants use jaws to catapult themselves out of death traps

Description:This high-speed video (500 fps) depicts an escape jump of Odontomachus brunneus during interactions with an antlion, Myrmeleon carolinus. After striking the substrate, the ant jumps completely out of the pit. Citation: Larabee FJ, Suarez AV (2015) MandiblePowered Escape Jumps in Trap-Jaw Ants Increase Survival Rates during Predator-Prey Encounters..(more)

This high-speed video (500 fps) depicts an escape jump of Odontomachus brunneus during interactions with an antlion, Myrmeleon carolinus. After striking the substrate, the ant jumps completely out of the pit.
Citation: Larabee FJ, Suarez AV (2015) MandiblePowered Escape Jumps in Trap-Jaw Ants Increase Survival Rates during Predator-Prey Encounters. PLoS ONE 10(5): e0124871. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0124871

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