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Amazing ant jaws

Posted February 13, 2009 7:33 a.m. EST

This one is a couple of years old, but it was new to me.

UC Berkeley spotlighted a kind of ant that uses its incredibly strong jaws to propel itself through the air.  The trap-jaw ant closes its mandibles at 78 to 145 miles per hour.  That force flings the insect through the air.

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