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Panamanian termite goes ballistic: Fastest mandible strike in the world
Date:11/24/2008

s employed by locusts, trap-jaw ants and froghoppers. "The termites need to store energy to generate enough destructive force. They appear to store the energy in their mandibles but we still don't know how they do thisthat's the next question," says Niven.


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