My dragon is not large in size (around the size of a house cat), flightless, and doesn't shoot fire from its mouth, much like in popular culture, but it shoots from its rear. I think it's much safer that it shoots from its butt than from its mouth.
Something like this:
This dragon doesn't use gas (which is kind of impossible to store), but uses liquid instead.
It's a mix between a skunk (can shoot at its attackers accurately and is able to squirt 5-6 times) and a bombadier beetle (which uses two compounds). It only uses this when threatened.
It has 2 type of glands: one stores a flammable oil (which every organism has, I would say something like the spiny-tailed gecko shoots) and the other stores a pyrophoric organic fluid (ignites in air on contact). Something like this video.
So my question is:
- Can this be biologically plausible?
- If so, what type of pyrophoric organic liquid can my dragon be able to store and synthesize (i.e. it can create this pyrophoric liquid and store it without it reacting with oxygen)?
- What about what about Triethylaluminium or Diethylzinc, can it can able to store or synthesize them?
I'm looking for a simple answer: either "no, it's not possible to store a pyrophoric liquid", or "yes, this is the compound it can store".