129: Bombardier Beetles
This hard to stop insect can shoot a caustic mix 212 degree chemicals out of it’s abdomen at 500 times a second. Seriously!
Trace shares some super cool facts about this little bug.
Great video of a variety of beetles using chemical warfare from BBC Earth!
Science Magazine: Japanese toad vs. Bombardier Beetle
Here’s a cool view of what’s happening INSIDE the Bombardier Beetle’s abdomen from A team of researchers at MIT, The university of Arizona, and Brookhaven Labs.