Deep Look

Watch Flesh-Eating Beetles Strip Bodies to the Bone

Season 2 Episode 9 | 3m | Video has closed captioning.

Dermestid Beetles are fast and fastidious eaters. They can pick a carcass clean in just days leaving even the most delicate bone structures intact. This makes them the perfect tool for museum scientists-- if you keep them far, far away from valuable collections.

Aired: 05/08/16

Rating: NR


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