Multifunctionality and mechanical origins: Ballistic jaw propulsion in trap-jaw ants

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Patek, S. N.; Baio, J. E.; Fisher, B. L.; Suarez, A. V.;
(2006)

Extreme animal movements are usually associated with a single, high-performance behavior. However, the remarkably rapid mandible strikes of the trap-jaw ant, Odontomachus bauri, can yield multiple functional outcomes. Here we investigate the biomechanics of mandible str... View more
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