Ants, world’s fastest moving animals


This video says about itself:

This Ant Moves Faster Than Any Animal on Earth | Nat Geo Wild

The jaws of the Dracula ant (Mystrium camillae) go from 0 to 200 miles per hour in 15 microseconds.

The neurobiology of turtle ants differs significantly according to their specialized role within the colony, according to a study published March 27, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Darcy Greer Gordon from Boston University, USA, and colleagues. Turtle ant (Cephalotes varians) colonies are socially organized into multiple castes which are behaviorally and phenotypically different. These include sterile minor workers (who perform the majority of colony tasks), soldiers (who use their remarkable plate-shaped heads to defend colony entrances, acting as “living doors”), and gynes (reproductively-capable females that share the same head shape as soldiers and use it for defense early in colony foundation): here.

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