Click here to view a praying mantis strike. The video was taken on November 5, 2018 at 500 frames per second. The femur of the female praying mantis exhibits an average acceleration of 0.765 g within the course of this video, 0.114 seconds. This femur went from an average velocity of 10.31 cm/s to an average velocity of 82.68 cm/s.
We continue to increase our high speed photography performance and to validate and improve the tracking software we have written. More to come.