Project Description

Termite Hunter

– trap-jaw ants and termites

By Adrian Smith
W/ Clint Penick
S/ Martin Hoogeboom

The trap-jaw ant Odontomachus brunneus stalks and successfully hunts one of her favorite prey items, a termite. This video showcases her incredible predatory adaptations of an ultra-fast mandible strike and a powerful sting. The video is shot in high-speed (600fps), features narration, and a score made with sounds recorded from this ant species.