Juvenile Mantis Jumping (video) University of Cambridge Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption This is a slow-motion video of a juvenile mantis jumping onto a black rod as part of the study. The insects rotate their legs and abdomen to control the angular momentum, or 'spin,' while airborne. Credit Malcolm Burrows and Gregory Sutton Usage Restrictions Please credit Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.