Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Researchers discover how ant species uses abdomen for extra power during jumps

(University of Illinois College of Liberal Arts & Sciences) Researchers in the department of entomology at the University of Illinois have shown how a species of ant uses its abdomen to add speed to its jump, in a recent study published in Integrative Organismal Biology. The results indicate that moving their abdomens aids the ants to jump further, higher, and faster overall. This is particularly helpful to the ants as they try to navigate the detritus on a forest floor.