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Study finds pallid bat is unfazed by venom of Arizona bark scorpion


August 30, 2017

The Arizona bark scorpion is the most venomous scorpion in North America. The pallid bat is believed to be resistant to scorpion venom, but no laboratory studies have been performed to confirm this. Researchers at the University of California, Riverside, now report in PLOS ONE that the pallid bat hunts the Arizona bark scorpion but is unaffected by its venom even after it is stung multiple times during the hunt. Full Story

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University of California, Riverside

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