Arthropod acoustic communication is a primary focus at the Patek Lab. Here you can find our acoustically oriented research projects along with sounds and video of spiny lobsters (Palinuridae) and mantis shrimp (Stomatopoda).
Two trap-jaw ants fighting
Trap-jaw ants can toss each other away during fights. This video shows two different species of Odontomachus trap-jaw ants fighting. Filmed at 3000 frames per second, played here at 30 frames per second.