Juvenile Mantis Jumping with Restricted Abdomen (video) University of Cambridge Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption The researchers tested what would happen if they restricted the ability of the mantis to harness and spread the 'spin' by gluing segments of the abdomen together, expecting the mantis to spin out of control. However, the mantises still reached the target, but couldn't rotate their bodies into the correct position -- so crashed headlong into it and bounced off again. 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.