Can insects drown?

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asked Apr 9, 2022 in Other-Education by Robbiedrob (950 points)
Can insects drown?

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answered Apr 9, 2022 by Wendell (42,480 points)
Some types of insects can and do drown although some other types of insects are adapted for the water and won't drown as those certain types of insects can survive in water.

Bugs and insects do sleep.

Bugs and insects just like all animals with a central nervous system, their bodies require time to rest and restore.

Most bugs do far including spiders as they build up bacteria in their bodies which then leads to gas in their bodies which they have to expel eventually.

Bugs do feel fear and bugs are usually more afraid of humans and other insects and animals than we are of them.

Bugs will most often try to get away from humans, animals and other insects when possible.

Spiders do feel love with each other and it's been discovered that spiders caress each other and their young and snuggle with them.

Spiders do fart although we don't really notice it.

A spiders stercoral sac contains bacteria, which helps break down the spider's food which in turn produces gas in their bodies so they eventually fart out the gas they produce.

Spiders do get scared of some other insects, animals and even humans.

Although spiders seem scary to most people the spider is actually more scared of humans than we are of them.

Most spiders will try to get away from humans when you go near them.

Spiders don't get hurt when falling as they are really light that even falling from several feet high up in the air they would not have enough weight to really get hurt and they wouldn't fall very fast.

At most the spider may get a bit dizzy from falling but not hurt.

Spiders don't feel pain in the same way us humans do.

However spiders feel irritation and instead of pain.

Bugs can feel a type of pain but it's not the same type of pain that humans feel.

Bugs and insects do feel pain but the pain they feel is slightly different than what humans feel.

And researchers found that insects, and fruit flies in particular, feel something akin to acute pain called “nociception.”

When they encounter extreme heat, cold or physically harmful stimuli, they react, much in the same way humans react to pain.

Bugs and insects do have tiny brains.

Bugs and insects also have little brains known as “ganglia” spread out across their bodies.

The bugs and insects can see, smell, and sense things quicker than humans.

The bugs brains help them feed and sense danger faster, which makes them incredibly hard to kill sometimes.

Bugs do have feelings and do feel lover and show affection and love to each other.

Bugs can and do feel love and can also show affection towards each other.

Bugs and other insects express anger, terror, jealousy and love, by their stridulation.

The smartest insect is the honeybee.

Honey bees are considered the smartest insect, and there are several reasons that justify their place at the top.

First, honey bees have an impressive eusocial (socially cooperative) community.

Insects certainly display complex and apparently intelligent behavior.

They navigate over long distances, find food, avoid predators, communicate, display courtship, care for their young, and so on.

The complexity of their behavioral repertoire is comparable to any mammal.

Insects do have a memory as insects also have a brain and they have a pretty memory as well.

Insects are smart and have a considerable ability to memorize.

There is a strong correlation between mushroom body size and memory in many insects as well as between the size of the mushroom bodies and behavioral complexity.

You can drown some bugs.

However not all bugs will drown when you try to drown them.

Also in reality most bugs actually suffocate rather than actually drown when they die of a drowning.

Not all insects drown in water.

In fact, quite a few live there for at least part of their lives.

Insects breathe through holes in the sides of their bodies.

If they can't get air in through the holes, they will suffocate.

And most insects can survive under water (or in saturated soils) for short duration's.

In some ways, insects breathe like us and in other ways, insects breathe in a completely different way.

If humans don't receive oxygen, they can die within a few minutes, but almost all insects can survive without oxygen for many hours.

Insects have tiny brains inside their heads.

They also have little brains known as “ganglia” spread out across their bodies.

The insects can see, smell, and sense things quicker than us.

Their brains help them feed and sense danger faster, which makes them incredibly hard to kill sometimes.
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answered Sep 13, 2023 by Nikolac99 (240 points)
Well, yes, insects can drown because they can't swim and often don't know how to swim.
But there are some species of insects that can swim.
For example, the diving beetle, they can swim and even dive underwater.
They're mostly found in the country of Australia.
Here are some interesting facts I found on the site.
https://australian.museum/learn/animals/insects/three-punctured-diving-beetle/

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