Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Biting the dust

The trap jaw ant, sometimes misheard as the truck-door ant, can close its jaws so fast and with such acceleration (100 000 x g) that if it bites the earth, which it often does, it hurls itself by reactive force into the air (see picture) and thus escapes its predators, if not the earth's gravitational field...














I know how it feels.

1 comment:

Cog said...

ahhh a worthy opponent for inky...

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