One week ago, we knew nothing about Trap-jaw Ants. We did not even know that we knew nothing. Like many small, nocturnal, burrowing animals of the Florida scrub, we had walked unknowingly around many Trap-jaw Ant colony entrances. Now, after spending time with ant researchers Kim Drager and Dr. Adrian Smith at Archbold Biological Station last Sunday, we know a tiny bit about this incredible invertebrate. This Trap-jaw Ant species is found only on the Lake Wales Ridge of central Florida (Odontomachus relictus). Watch our new, short video of ant researchers in action!

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