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Chameleon Tongue Attack in Slow Motion [Earth

Chameleon Tongue Attack in Slow Motion [Earth Unplugged] #chameleon #animals #nature #slowmotion #education #science #earthunplugged #bbc

11 Amazing Animal Appendages : Discovery News.  Chameleon Tongue  Watch out, hawk moth: the tongue of adult cameleon is as long as the animal's body and tail combined. It also moves crazy fast, reaching speeds of up to 13.4 miles per hour. That's not actually possible with muscle power alone, found a study published in the journal Science earlier this year. The tongue is spring loaded by unique elastic collagen structures that give the tongue muscle its mojo.

11 Amazing Animal Appendages : Discovery News. Chameleon Tongue Watch out, hawk moth: the tongue of adult cameleon is as long as the animal's body and tail combined. It also moves crazy fast, reaching speeds of up to 13.4 miles per hour. That's not actually possible with muscle power alone, found a study published in the journal Science earlier this year. The tongue is spring loaded by unique elastic collagen structures that give the tongue muscle its mojo.

The amazing acrobatics of a chameleon tongue revealed in slow motion

The amazing acrobatics of a chameleon tongue revealed in slow motion

Captured at frames per second, the video shows the Madagascar chameleon shooting out its tongue to almost twice its body length in little more than seconds.

If a chameleon tongue was a car, it could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 1/100th of a second—among nature's fastest, strongest performances, a new study says.

If a chameleon tongue was a car, it could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 1/100th of a second—among nature's fastest, strongest performances, a new study says.

Chameleon Tongue - Front View: Photo by Photographer Scott Cromwell - photo.net

Chameleon Tongue - Front View: Photo by Photographer Scott Cromwell - photo.net

It's #WorldLizardDay! Watch how fast a chameleon tongue can snatch its prey (0.07 seconds to be exact). #chameleons #chameleonsofinstagram #lizard #lizards #lizardsofinstagram #reptile #reptiles #reptilesofinstagram #reptilelover #tongue #animals #wildlife #nature #omnomnom

It's #WorldLizardDay! Watch how fast a chameleon tongue can snatch its prey (0.07 seconds to be exact). #chameleons #chameleonsofinstagram #lizard #lizards #lizardsofinstagram #reptile #reptiles #reptilesofinstagram #reptilelover #tongue #animals #wildlife #nature #omnomnom

Watch!!! as a veiled chameleon (Chamaeleo calyptratus) uses its sticky tongue to snare an insect before (accidentally?) punching itself in the face with the trapped bug all in slow motion.

Watch!!! as a veiled chameleon (Chamaeleo calyptratus) uses its sticky tongue to snare an insect before (accidentally?) punching itself in the face with the trapped bug all in slow motion.

A South African chameleon species can shoot its tongue with up to 41,000 watts of power per kilogram of muscle involved, a new study finds.

Chameleon tongue power underestimated

A South African chameleon species can shoot its tongue with up to 41,000 watts of power per kilogram of muscle involved, a new study finds.

Chameleon’s Feeding. The chameleon tongue apparatus consists of highly modified hyoid bones, tongue muscles and collagenous elements. The hyoid bone has an elongated, parallel-sided projection, called the entoglossal process, over which a tubular muscle, the accelerator muscle, sits. The accelerator muscle contracts around the entoglossal process and is responsible for creating the work to power tongue projection, both directly and through the loading of collagenous elements located between…

Chameleon’s Feeding. The chameleon tongue apparatus consists of highly modified hyoid bones, tongue muscles and collagenous elements. The hyoid bone has an elongated, parallel-sided projection, called the entoglossal process, over which a tubular muscle, the accelerator muscle, sits. The accelerator muscle contracts around the entoglossal process and is responsible for creating the work to power tongue projection, both directly and through the loading of collagenous elements located between…

CHAMELEON Chameleon's tongue striking at food photographed at the Peyrieras Reptile Reserve, Madagascar, July 2014 Animated GIF SurreyJohn - Own work

CHAMELEON Chameleon's tongue striking at food photographed at the Peyrieras Reptile Reserve, Madagascar, July 2014 Animated GIF SurreyJohn - Own work