Bombardier beetle escapes from a toad’s stomach after launching a chemical attack

A hot chemical spray causes the predator to vomit. And the beetles walked away unscathed, some after bathing in the toad’s stomach juices for over an hour. Learn more:

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Sarah Crespi

S. Sugiura and T. Sato
Biology Letters 2018
DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2017.0647

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Shinji Sugiura

"True Entity of Life"
Daniel Birch and Ben Pegley

Source: Science Magazine,
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