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Date: 07/22/08 01:01 PM

44 Responses to Trap-Jaw Ants in Action

  1. Profile photo of eugenius
    eugenius Male 30-39
    1620 posts
    July 22, 2008 at 6:11 am
    Link: Trap-Jaw Ants in Action - It`s ants flying through the air in extreme slow motion propelled by the rapid closing of their jaws. Really.
  2. Profile photo of jdf2k7
    jdf2k7 Male 13-17
    325 posts
    July 22, 2008 at 1:07 pm
    damn that is cool
  3. Profile photo of Dextrine
    Dextrine Male 18-29
    483 posts
    July 22, 2008 at 1:08 pm
    lol at the little guy whose jaw got stuck!
  4. Profile photo of LoveMexicola
    LoveMexicola Female 13-17
    140 posts
    July 22, 2008 at 1:12 pm
    Haha, I love the sound effects xD
  5. Profile photo of Ohnjaynb
    Ohnjaynb Male 18-29
    594 posts
    July 22, 2008 at 1:12 pm
    wow, i totally want jaws like that. I`d like, fight crime with them somehow. or use them to crush aluminum cans, or light them on fire or something.
  6. Profile photo of Asheren
    Asheren Male 18-29
    407 posts
    July 22, 2008 at 1:13 pm
    MY EARSSSSSSS.
    had the volume on extra high =\
  7. Profile photo of mcrack50
    mcrack50 Female 13-17
    156 posts
    July 22, 2008 at 1:15 pm
    oh sweet, super ants.
  8. Profile photo of xParanoia
    xParanoia Female 18-29
    768 posts
    July 22, 2008 at 1:16 pm
    That. Was weird.
  9. Profile photo of LoofahBoy
    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
    3302 posts
    July 22, 2008 at 1:25 pm
    I kept thinking of BMX when I saw this. Little ants doing 1080s in the air.
  10. Profile photo of WHOISIT12345
    WHOISIT12345 Male 18-29
    4397 posts
    July 22, 2008 at 1:26 pm
    weird....
  11. Profile photo of B-Hazard
    B-Hazard Male 18-29
    2960 posts
    July 22, 2008 at 1:29 pm
    The sound effects made it at least 3 times cooler than it already was.
  12. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15782 posts
    July 22, 2008 at 1:38 pm
    ...And yet I still don`t get how it works.
  13. Profile photo of knup48
    knup48 Female 18-29
    307 posts
    July 22, 2008 at 1:45 pm
    Would have been way better if it wasn`t so sslloooowwww..
  14. Profile photo of Burton_Ian
    Burton_Ian Male 18-29
    817 posts
    July 22, 2008 at 1:47 pm
    ...that just blew my mind man... haha dang now the ants are going aerial... nothing is safe
  15. Profile photo of knup48
    knup48 Female 18-29
    307 posts
    July 22, 2008 at 1:54 pm
    Would have been way better if it wasn`t so sslloooowwww..
  16. Profile photo of jenneh
    jenneh Female 13-17
    460 posts
    July 22, 2008 at 1:54 pm
    ACROBATIC ANTS FTW.

    I loved this. :D

  17. Profile photo of superbored77
    superbored77 Male 30-39
    29 posts
    July 22, 2008 at 1:57 pm
    Jet Li ants version.
  18. Profile photo of HuskysTiger
    HuskysTiger Male 18-29
    630 posts
    July 22, 2008 at 1:58 pm
    lmao. looks funny.
  19. Profile photo of deathxtra
    deathxtra Male 13-17
    2791 posts
    July 22, 2008 at 2:00 pm
    Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
  20. Profile photo of JimboH
    JimboH Male 30-39
    603 posts
    July 22, 2008 at 2:05 pm
    I thought my wife was the only one who could do that.

    ...that`s how she gets out of bed in the morning.

  21. Profile photo of Lauraly
    Lauraly Female 18-29
    2262 posts
    July 22, 2008 at 2:11 pm
    This did nothing to help my completely irrational hatred of ants.
  22. Profile photo of AFTERSHOCK
    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
    2783 posts
    July 22, 2008 at 2:30 pm
    LOLZ @ JIMBOH
  23. Profile photo of krath
    krath Male 18-29
    265 posts
    July 22, 2008 at 2:43 pm
    That was cool and all, but picture those ants in nature, randomly flinging themselves all over the place. It makes me smile for some reason.
  24. Profile photo of lord_byron
    lord_byron Male 13-17
    307 posts
    July 22, 2008 at 2:47 pm
    imagine 500 ants like that jumping at you all at once

    holy shiznits i would pee myself, but then i would be like, hold on guys, im gonna put this on youtube lemme go get muh high speed camera.

  25. Profile photo of maceizballin
    maceizballin Male 13-17
    904 posts
    July 22, 2008 at 3:09 pm
    pretty soon they will be classified as flying insects
  26. Profile photo of manorrd
    manorrd Male 30-39
    2372 posts
    July 22, 2008 at 3:35 pm
    Aren`t they worried that they`re going to hurt themselves?
  27. Profile photo of jaredATTACK
    jaredATTACK Male 13-17
    39 posts
    July 22, 2008 at 4:02 pm
    o:
    i guess they got into my stash...
  28. Profile photo of Joolin
    Joolin Male 18-29
    1003 posts
    July 22, 2008 at 4:32 pm
    mmman that was cool. Anyone know who did the music/what the song was called?
  29. Profile photo of Shellie84
    Shellie84 Female 18-29
    4198 posts
    July 22, 2008 at 5:13 pm
    that music was drilling a hole in my brain..ugh

    Those landings look really painful

  30. Profile photo of Aqua_Bird
    Aqua_Bird Female 13-17
    536 posts
    July 22, 2008 at 5:44 pm
    Burton_Ian
    Ever heard of flying ants, by any chance?
    ;)

    This is FAR too slow. It`s almost painful to watch...

  31. Profile photo of Red5TheFinn
    Red5TheFinn Male 13-17
    1559 posts
    July 22, 2008 at 6:21 pm
    Thats awsome.
  32. Profile photo of thecranberry
    thecranberry Male 18-29
    731 posts
    July 22, 2008 at 6:24 pm
    That was goddamn beautiful.
  33. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12151 posts
    July 22, 2008 at 6:40 pm
    Evolutionist`s take: Perhaps the evolved behaviour and equipment to allow upward motion from a jaw-snap might allow the ant to escape a potential predator; even without a predator present, it would allow the individual to expand beyond a barrier, say a tree root. With enough individuals doing the same, it might be of benefit to the whole colony, to the detriment of other species.

    Creationist`s take: These mandibles were obviously designed by an intelligent creator for flying. What use is a half mandible? Where are the transition fossils?

    IAB take: That was sweet111!!!!one!1! I want one of those, that was CUTEZORS!11!!1!

    One.

  34. Profile photo of phasoo
    phasoo Male 18-29
    287 posts
    July 22, 2008 at 6:46 pm
    that low-pitch hum made my head hurt.
  35. Profile photo of Majase
    Majase Male 40-49
    249 posts
    July 22, 2008 at 6:54 pm
    I can do that with my taint, but it`s random, sporadic, and not in slo-mo, so yea a real nightmare.

    But I like the ants, they make me feel normal again.

  36. Profile photo of Ani187
    Ani187 Female 30-39
    4448 posts
    July 22, 2008 at 9:37 pm
    That was so much more amusing than I thought it would be. Trap jaw ants are comical geniuses.
  37. Profile photo of Surfingninja
    Surfingninja Female 18-29
    744 posts
    July 22, 2008 at 9:41 pm
    I`ve been known to fly through the air due to excessive mouth opening and closing from time to time.
  38. Profile photo of Rendin
    Rendin Male 13-17
    13 posts
    July 22, 2008 at 10:04 pm
    NOBODY comments about how two of the ants face planted from about ten times their body length upwards?


    IAB, I am disappointed...

  39. Profile photo of baby_ruth
    baby_ruth Female 18-29
    139 posts
    July 22, 2008 at 10:56 pm
    so THATS what`s been flying at me while i`m laying in the grass...
  40. Profile photo of Wewoo
    Wewoo Female 13-17
    435 posts
    July 22, 2008 at 10:58 pm
    Heeheeheehe.
    The first one made me lmao..

    I didn`t know there was such a thing as trap-jaw ants, though. ._.

  41. Profile photo of ThursdayLark
    ThursdayLark Female 18-29
    657 posts
    July 22, 2008 at 11:19 pm
    "NOBODY comments about how two of the ants face planted from about ten times their body length upwards?"

    Uh, because that`s something we all saw in the video and we would rather exclaim "whoah!" than. "one of the ants propelled ten times it`s body length." and restate what the video already showed us.

    anyways! are the ants... injured after they do that? that looks wicked painful.

  42. Profile photo of citadel
    citadel Male 18-29
    486 posts
    July 23, 2008 at 1:38 pm
    thats kinda hot but looks fake after about 6 inches up
  43. Profile photo of deathbringer
    deathbringer Male 18-29
    398 posts
    July 23, 2008 at 2:20 pm
    i lol`d a bit, but then it got boring
  44. Profile photo of zep fan
    zep fan Female 18-29
    492 posts
    July 24, 2008 at 5:38 pm
    What. The hell.
    That was scary.

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