Mandible Mania

Trap Jaw Ants, or Odontomachus, are a genus of ant with some hella mandibles.

They’re carnivorous ants, with ‘jaws’ that can open 180-degrees which are the fastest moving ‘predatory appendages’ in the animal kingdom. Taking just 130 microseconds to close at speeds of up to 230kph, they experience 100,000 times earth’s gravity.

It’s not everyday you learn something useful, so occasionally you have to make do with ants.