Bombardier Beetle: The Bug That Can Shoot Boiling Hot Chemicals

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    July 11, 2023 3:00 AM EDT

    Bombardier beetles are small insects that can defend themselves by shooting a spray of boiling hot chemicals from their rear end. The spray is made up of a mixture of chemicals, including hydrogen peroxide and hydroquinone, which react together to create a hot, foul-smelling liquid. The spray can cause pain and irritation to predators, and in some cases, it can even kill them.


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    This post was edited by Lachlan Meyer at July 14, 2023 2:38 PM EDT