One ant species owns the record for the fastest movement within the animal kingdom

The jaws or ‘mandibles‘ of trap jaw ant Odontomachus bauri have been recorded to shut at speeds of 230 km/h or 140 mph. This system can exert forces 300 times its own weight, it can be used to kill or damage prey and in times of danger it can push its head to the ground to fling itself away. Check out the slow motion video below.

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