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Where do giant insects go during the winter.

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posted on Feb, 5 2008 @ 12:44 PM
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I have a feeling that you can track down mythical creatures of all sorts and kinds during the winter when they are hybernating. Or in the early spring when they start to reproduce. I'm here at Houston Community College and they are everywhere.




posted on Feb, 5 2008 @ 12:47 PM
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Arent you supposed to be living in a cave somewhere in the desert?


Oh thats right you are in a fancy hotel racking up bills for the American people to pay!

But seriously, I like your idea



posted on Feb, 5 2008 @ 02:34 PM
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Nice name dude.


To answer your question, insects have evolved many traits that get them through the cold months. Some migrate. The monarch butterfly comes to mind when I think of migrating insects. A lot of types of larvae replace water in their systems with glycerol. This allows them not to freeze, and they can remain in the soil.

Others have stages in their lives where they are nymphs, and live in the water. Insects like wasps will find a place to hibernate. And even some insects like honey bees remain somewhat active.



posted on Feb, 6 2008 @ 11:46 AM
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Not to forget the Weta Cricket (spelt right?) which allows itself to freeze during the winter, and then defrosts during the spring.



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