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  • Trap-jaw ants jump with their jaws to escape the antlion's den

    The trap-jaw can increase its survival by jumping with its spring-loaded jaws.

    The trap-jaw can increase its survival by jumping with its spring-loaded jaws.

    Photo by Adrian Smith

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  • Editor's note: To reach Andrew Suarez, call 217-244-6631; email suarez2@illinois.edu.
    To reach Fredrick Larabee, call 503-886-9420; email larabee3@illinois.edu.

    The paper, “Mandible-powered escape-jumps in trap-jaw ants increase survival rates during predator-prey encounters,” is available online or from the U. of I. News Bureau.