How Maggots Leap

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How Maggots Leap

#1  Postby aufbahrung » Aug 10, 2019 7:14 am

https://thelincolnite.co.uk/2019/08/lin ... n-the-air/

Lincoln scientists discover how maggots leap in the air
Connor Creaghan, Lincolnite



Scientists in Lincoln have discovered what they call an astonishing escape method used by tiny maggots to leap in the air.

The University of Lincoln worked with colleagues from the US to determine how the insects can curl their bodies into an improvised spring.

It is something that maggots can only do during a brief period every August, so academics filmed non-stop for the few days they were available.

This method used by maggots was determined to be 28 times more efficient than crawling over the same distance.

Videos recorded by the scientists revealed how they manage to curl their bodies into a loop and then press down on the rear of their bodies before releasing the pressure and jumping.

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#2  Postby Cito di Pense » Aug 10, 2019 8:55 am

I think this mechanism for both crawling and leaping is very well-articulated.

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#3  Postby aufbahrung » Aug 10, 2019 9:52 am

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#4  Postby Alan B » Aug 10, 2019 10:12 am

Hmmm. Watched the video of the maggot which when it ended, switched to videos of cooking...


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#5  Postby Ironclad » Aug 11, 2019 2:40 pm

The video title does not match the content. I want a refund
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#6  Postby Felix » Aug 14, 2019 2:17 am

:clap: This is amazing
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