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#10 - shazmothree
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(12/16/2012) [-]
This may be the dumbest question ever, but I'll ask anyways. Do insects and spiders breathe? Or I guess I should ask if they need oxygen to survive
#24 to #10 - alltimetens
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(12/16/2012) [-]
I do believe that most insects (arachnids included) breathe through the pores in their skins.
#21 to #10 - anon
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(12/16/2012) [-]
Yeah, but they do not breathe like us. They have either gills, gill like openings or trachea which are tubes that have openings that lead to the outside.
#32 to #21 - Kritarie
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(12/16/2012) [-]
I think it's interesting, breathing through pores seems like a much more effective and safe way to do it.. us humans only have 2 holes and 1 tube to breathe through. Seems inefficient and dangerous
#11 to #10 - themastertroller
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(12/16/2012) [-]
every living thing does my friend
#13 to #11 - firesnake
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(12/16/2012) [-]
actually there are plenty of organisms that don't require oxygen.
#12 to #11 - shazmothree
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(12/16/2012) [-]
anaerobic organisms
#22 to #12 - goldenpotato
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(12/16/2012) [-]
I like how I am actually learning interesting things here.
#14 to #12 - themastertroller
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(12/16/2012) [-]
oh that's true.. but insects and spiders still require oxygen nonetheless
#15 to #14 - shazmothree
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(12/16/2012) [-]
But do they have some sort of lung like organ or do they just do something like absorb it through their skin?
#16 to #15 - themastertroller
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(12/16/2012) [-]
they have tracheae rather than lungs which carry oxygen throughout their bodies through pores on their skins
#18 to #16 - shazmothree
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(12/16/2012) [-]
Oh ok