How strong is the ironclad beetle?

The ironclad bettle is one of the strongest animals in the world.

It can survive being run over by a car, pecked by predators and crushed underfoot.

Scientists have found that the Ironclad beetle can survive loads of about 39,000 times its body weight. That is the same as a 90kg human withstanding the weight of about 280 doubledecker buses.

Now scientists have found the reason behind the near-indestructibility of the shell.

The Ironclad’s interlocking exoskeleton is the key reason behind the finding. The interlocking sections resemble a jigsaw-puzzle pieces. In experiments the team found this helped distribute stress and make the skeleton more robust.

What is the Ironclad Bettle?

Found in wooded areas of the US west coast, the beetle is about 2cm in length.

Its wing covers, known as elytra, are not only hardened, but fused together.

Most Ironclad beetles live for live for about seven or eight years.

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Red
Red
2 months ago

Wow this is cool

Sian!
Sian!
2 months ago

Wow!

qwerty
qwerty
2 months ago

wow it does look strong too i cannot believe that it’s that strong!!!

ME!
ME!
2 months ago

Wow.
That is one strong beetle. Try killing that thing! Ooh! Maybe You could puncture it’s shell with a knife?

James
James
2 months ago

wow thats one strong insect

Princess of Cats
Princess of Cats
2 months ago

wow that beetle sounds super strong!!

oscar
oscar
2 months ago

damn its basically invincible

Danny bo1
Danny bo1
2 months ago

Wow

Lucas
Lucas
2 months ago

omg that is crazy

Purple Among us person deff not sus-
Purple Among us person deff not sus-
2 months ago

Damn thats so cool! I wish I was that strong lol 🙂

Jay
Jay
2 months ago

AWESOME!!!

ksf
ksf
2 months ago

wow

cool

BOB
BOB
2 months ago

That’s amazing

kaysiecorn
kaysiecorn
2 months ago

THAT’S SO UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!

Pop Smoke
Pop Smoke
2 months ago

I can survive being crushed by 280 double decker buses.
no biggie

Last edited 2 months ago by Pop Smoke
samantha
samantha
2 months ago

wow so strong i wish i was that strong

Emily
Emily
2 months ago

Wow

I’d cifn&
I’d cifn&
1 month ago

And sad

patrick
patrick
1 month ago

you couldtry to kill it with a nife

caleb
caleb
1 month ago

wow that’s the coolest thing i have ever heard in my life

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