Passage IV

31. The primary purpose of the passage is to:

  • A. provide an overview of the mechanics and key
    operations of the jaws of trap-jaw ants.

  • B. analyze Patek and Baio’s techniques for filming
    two defensive maneuvers of trap-jaw ants.

  • C. compare the jaws of Odontomachus bauri to the
    jaws of other species of ants.

  • D. describe the evolution of the ability of trap-jaw
    ants to perform an escape jump.