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Two species of Myrmoteras trap-jaw ant use a special set of joints and muscles to spring-load their massive mandibles before releasing them to slam shut on prey, according to a new study.
The nematodes have even been used to save Florida oranges from demise at the hungry mandibles of the citrus root weevil.
The scientists even documented a butterfly stealing a droplet of nectar straight from the mandibles of an ant, the first time this has been documented.
As National Geographic magazine reported in its March 2017 cover story on Vikings, that all changed when Stockholm University bioarchaeologist Anna Kjellström closely examined the warrior’s pelvic bones and mandible for the first time.
The skeleton belongs to the Ophthalmosaurus family of ichthyosaurs—huge-eyed creatures with long, thin mandibles that helped them catch fish and squid.
Fire ants use their mandibles (jaws) just to latch on to your skin.
The discovery was rare because both the animal's mandible and a tusk were exposed to the surface, Houde said in a paper published on his website about Jude's discovery.
Elina Svitolina—who’s already won four titles year—stole victory from the mandible of defeat, beating Petra Martic after being down 2-5, 0-30 in the third set.
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