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Globular springtails jump and spin faster than any animal on earth?!

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Globular springtails have been out in big numbers this year, so we've been bringing them into the lab and filming their jumps in slow motion, describing how they might be jumping and spinning faster than any other animal on earth!

References:
- Leafhopper jump acceleration: https://jeb.biologists.org/content/210/20/3579
- flea jumps acceleration: https://jeb.biologists.org/content/214/5/836
- Magnus effect video: https://youtu.be/2OSrvzNW9FE

More info about springtails/collembolans: collembola.org

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