The Panamanian termite's chomp-down is the fastest "mandible strike" recorded. The termites have to employ such a speedy strike to defend themselves, because their small size makes it harder to generate enough force to inflict damage on a foe.But be careful about inviting them to your house for a demonstration.
Would they like a bite of wood?
Yes. They say the flavor's good!
Would they like a little more?
Oops, there goes your bedroom floor!