Deep Look

The Vinegaroon Sprays Acid to Foil Its Foes

Season 9 Episode 4 | 4m 25s | Video has closed captioning.

The vinegaroon – also known as a whip scorpion – looks like a Frankenstein creation of monster body parts. But unlike true scorpions, it doesn’t use venom to defend itself from predators. Instead, it aims its tail at their face and sprays a blast of acid that reeks of – you guessed it – vinegar. Only this weaponized vinegar is 16 times stronger than what’s in your salad.

Aired: 03/15/22

Rating: NR

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