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Trap-jaw ants jump with their jaws to escape the antlion's den


May 13, 2015

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Some species of trap-jaw ants use their spring-loaded mandibles to hurl themselves out of harm's way when an ant-trapping predator stalks, researchers report in the journal PLOS ONE. This dramatic maneuver doubles the ants' survival when other escape methods fail, the researchers found.Full Story

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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