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 Biology   |   Environmental   |   Science
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We captured what a trap-jaw ant mandible strike against a finger looks like in super slow-motion! It doesn't hurt, don't worry. We explain why in the video!

Source for the speed & force measurements: http://jeb.biologists.org/content/211/14/2358

Video by & featuring Adrian Smith (https://twitter.com/dradriansmith)

Thanks:
Fred Larabee (https://twitter.com/bugbiter)
Alli Schumacher
Chi-Yun Kuo (https://twitter.com/ChifromT)

Music: soundofpicture.com

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