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
Highlights Researchers have revealed how an ant’s trap-jaw – a powerful, ultrafast and complex evolutionary trait – evolved from a simpler ancestral jaw mechanism The study found that the trap-...
Type: Press release
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
19 Oct 2020 - 09:00
Ants are one of the most successful groups of animals on the planet, occupying anywhere from temperate soil to tropical rainforests, desert dunes and kitchen counters. They’re social insects and...
Type: Press release
19 Oct 2020 - 00:00
Both workers and queens (larger and with wings) are shown in the image above.
Type: Photo
29 Jul 2020 - 10:45
For millions of years, remote islands have been hotbeds of biodiversity, where unique species have flourished. Scientists have proposed different theories to explain how animals and plants colonize...
Type: News Article
17 Jul 2020 - 11:06
The scientists saw extreme diversification in mandible length, relative to the size of the head, in different species of Fijian trap-jaw ants. (Left) S. oasis has a relatively short mandible. (Right...
Type: Photo
17 Jul 2020 - 10:53
The scientists used Winkler traps to extract the trap-jaw ants out of leaf litter into flasks of ethanol.
Type: Photo
20 Dec 2019 - 09:40
From toucans to hummingbirds, the varying shapes and sizes of bird beaks show evolution in action. Beaks are versatile, allowing birds to eat, regulate their temperature, and sing; these survival...
Type: News Article
20 Dec 2019 - 09:28
Video footage of Australian Honeyeaters foraging.
Type: Video
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