Venom Injection in Super Slow Motion: How Ant Stingers Work!

Ant venom delivery captured, for the first time, in slow-motion (1,000fps) & up-close video. The ants (and stingers) featured in this video are the Florida harvester ant Pogonomyrmex badius and the trap-jaw ant Odontomachus ruginodis.

Filmed by Adrian Smith in the Evolutionary Biology & Behavior Research Lab at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

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