Despite her small, termite Panama (Termes panamensis) managed to score a record bitesthe fastest of all animals in the world. His jaws capable of biting prey at speeds up to 70centimeters per second.
In fact, to record the movement that much faster, the researchers needed a camera with the ability to record images 40 000 frames per second. Panama termites bite their prey using a pair of pincers in the jaws which scientifically is often called the mandible.
“Many insects are moving faster than the human eye to see, so we know that needhigh-speed camera to record their behavior,” said Marc SEID of the Smithsonian TropicalResearch Institute are reporting the results of research in the journal Current Biology Nov. 25 issue. Nevertheless, he admitted to not think as fast as it bites Panamanian termites.
With a fast bite, insect prey may be destroyed in one blow. Quick bites are also a means of self defense because the small body size, termites must find ways to make Panama a great energy to fight his enemies.
Claws large and rapidly effective attack for close combat. It is serign done with his enemiesbecause termites more roam the culverts are narrow and not enough space to move.
“They seem to keep his energy in the mandible but we still do not know how they do it. Itbecomes the next question, “said another researcher Jeremy Niven.