Movie 3.

Wetting properties of antlion mandibles using the capillary-rise technique. This video shows the mandible of an ablated antlion larvae lowered into blue-food coloring and water solution. The c-shaped food canal is hydrophilic and transports the liquids by capillary action.

Mouthpart adaptations of antlion larvae facilitate prey handling and fluid feeding in sandy habitats

Matthew S. Lehnert, Asheesh Lanba, Kristen E. Reiter, Rena J. Fonseca, Jordan Minninger, Benjamin Hall, and Wesley Huff

Journal of Experimental Biology 2022. 225:None-None; doi: 10.1242/jeb.244220