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:

Read the research: http://rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/14/2/20170647


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Sarah Crespi

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

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Shinji Sugiura

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"True Entity of Life"
Daniel Birch and Ben Pegley


Source: Science Magazine, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54h1I9ykq8k
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