True Facts: Trap Jaw Ants
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CREDITS:
Thank you to Dr. Adrian Smith! Most of the footage in this video is from Dr. Smith's UZmatch channel. He has all sorts of wonderful content there, and does a much more thorough job in explaining all of the science behind his work.
Thank you to Dr. Alex Wild! Please look at Dr. Wild's incredible collection of photos: www.alexanderwild.com
Thank you Dr. Fred Larabee, Josh C. Gibson
and DR. Eduardo Fox for their amazing footage.
Research:
Booher DB, Gibson JC, Liu C, Longino JT, Fisher BL, Janda M, et al. 2021. Functional innovation promotes diversification of form in the evolution of an ultrafast trap-jaw mechanism in ants. PLoS Biol 19(3): e3001031. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.3001031
FOX, E.G.P., SMITH, A.A., GIBSON, J.C. & SOLIS, D.R. 2017: Larvae of trap-jaw ants, Odontomachus LATREILLE, 1804 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): morphology and biological notes. - Myrmecological News 25: 17-28.
Larabee, Fredrick J. and Suarez, Andrew V. 2014. "The evolution and functional morphology of trap-jaw ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)." Myrmecological News 20: 25- 36.
Larabee FJ, Suarez AV 2015. Mandible-Powered Escape Jumps in Trap-Jaw Ants Increase Survival Rates during Predator-Prey Encounters. PLOS ONE 10(5): e0124871.
Larabee, Fredrick J., Smith, Adrian A. and Suarez, Andrew V. 2018. Snap-jaw morphology is specialized for high-speed power amplification in the Dracula ant, Mystrium camillae R. Soc. Open Sci 5: 181447
Smith, A.A. 2019. Prey specialization and chemical mimicry between Formica archboldi and Odontomachus ants. Insect. Soc. 66, 211-222.

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    "Sure, it may seem like Mildred's overdoing with this termite, it seems quite defensless, but you never know, termite might be talking sh!t." That is my favorite line ever to exist. Edit: also, "And this ant doesn't have a trapjaw or a stinger. You know what it's weapon is? It fires acid out of its butt. And trust me, if you have butt-acid coming at you, you'd better have an escape plan!" Edit 2: the timestamps are 4:37 and 6:47 Edit 3: the timestamps are respective, like the 4:37 one goes to the first quote, and etc.

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