30 Mar 2021 - 04:00
Highlights Venoms are a mixture of proteins that animals have weaponized for prey capture and self defense New research has found that snakes and mammals share a set of genes that have similar...
Type: Press release
3 Mar 2021 - 04:00
The animation shows the changes in form as the trap-jaw mechanism becomes more divergent from the ancestral form. The jaws (yellow) develop small projections that can latch onto the labrum (purple)....
Type: Video
3 Mar 2021 - 04:00
A trap-jaw ant strikes at its springtail prey.
Type: Video
3 Mar 2021 - 04:00
The high-speed videography captures motion at a rate of 480,000 frames per second (fps) and plays it back at 30fps. The trap-jaw accelerates faster and reaches higher speeds than the simpler gripping...
Type: Video
3 Mar 2021 - 04:00
Trap-jaw ants show remarkable diversity in the length of the jaw and how wide it opens.
Type: Video
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