Don’t Go Chasing Water Bugs | Deep Look

From Deep Look. Giant water bugs — aka "toe-biters" — pack one of the most painful bites of any insect. But they make the best dads ever. Rather than leaving the survival of his eggs to chance, dad will haul them around piggyback style for weeks, until they hatch right off his back. SUBSCRIBE to…

The Vinegaroon Sprays Acid to Foil Its Foes | Deep Look

From Deep Look. 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…

KQED Live Presents Creepy Crawly Night with DEEP LOOK

From Deep Look. Please join us for a DEEP LOOK LIVESTREAM of our in-person Deep Look Halloween event Wednesday, October 27, 7pm PDT at our KQED headquarters in San Francisco. In addition to a macro-cinematography demo with some creepy critters, we’ll be screening and taking questions with the producers & science experts about 4 of…

Skeleton Shrimp Use 18 Appendages to Feed, Fight and … Frolic | Deep Look

From Deep Look. On first impression, skeleton shrimp anatomy is confusing. These crustaceans use a funky assortment of body parts to move around like inchworms, feed on bits of sea garbage, stage boxing matches, and make lots of clingy babies. SUBSCRIBE to Deep Look! https://www.youtube.com/user/kqeddeeplook?sub_confirmation=1 Please join our community on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/deeplook DEEP LOOK is…

The Axolotl Salamander Doesn’t Wanna Grow Up | Deep Look

From Deep Look. Native to the lakes of Mexico City, the axolotl stays in the water its whole life, swimming with a tail fin and breathing through frilly external gills. It’s nearly extinct in the wild, but survives in research labs the world over, studied for its amazing regenerative abilities. With our help, can these…

Behind the Scenes with Deep Look: Axolotls

From Deep Look. Our @Deep Look producer Mike Seely and cinematographer / lead producer Josh Cassidy recently headed down to the University of California, Santa Cruz to film an upcoming episode about axolotls! Regina Spranger, a UC Santa Cruz Ph.D. student, brought in two adult axolotls to feature in the episode. 🎥🦎 #shorts