Ant specialists needed for the 1 kHz ant

  1. fluidistic

    fluidistic 3,341
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    Within a very quick google research, one reads that the jaws (mandibules I should say?) of leafcutter ants can vibrate up to 1000 times per second. Wikipedia doesn't say so though.
    Anyway I wanted to see a slow motion video about the vibrations but didn't find anything. If you found one, please share it. :smile: I wonder what is the mechanism that can create such fast vibrations. If you know about this, feel free to share.
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2012
  2. jcsd
  3. I am not an ant specialist, but I did some searching on the internet and found this article that might have what your looking for.

  4. fluidistic

    fluidistic 3,341
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    Let me thank you for this very informative reading.
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