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And the Fastest Jaws on the Planet Belong to... the Dracula Ant

They may be small but ants can pack a big punch. Getting bitten by one of them can feel like a needle pricking through your skin or like a burning, painful sensation.

Now, there is a genus of ants called Mystrium, also known as Dracula ants, that has the fastest jaws of all.

According to a new study, the Dracula ant, Mystrium camillae, can snap its mandibles at speeds of up to 90 meters per second (more than 200 mph), making it the fastest animal movement on record.

(Image credit: WikiSysop/Ant Wiki)


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