Originally posted by Time2Think
This is amazing, now I feel bad about killing the ants when I was a kid. It really does prove how little we know about the world around us, that's
for sure. It also proves just how much we can accomplish if we put our minds to it... I wonder if other insects have huge "cities" too, just last
night I was thinking about bees.. it's finally starting to warm up where I live, and yesterday was the first I've seen bees flying around this
year... so while being bored and trying to get to sleep last night, I found myself thinking about thousands of random things like usual.. and I was
wondering where the bees go during the winter? I think it's safe to assume that they just hibernate in their hives during the winter, but it's funny
- because I've never seen a bee hive anywhere out in the snow, have any of you?
If they don't hibernate in the winter, where do they go.. inside the trees?
Birds also make their nests, but do they live in the same nest all the time, or do they keep moving from place to place, only to stay and rest in
their nests when it's time to give birth... I don't know, do you?
What about beetles, moths, flies, grasshoppers - where do they all go during the winter?? Underground?
Even weirder are the Cicadas, they live underground for
several years - I think it's like 14 years off the top of my head but it might be even longer like 28... when they come above ground to reproduce -
creating a lot of very strange, loud "buzzing" noise when it happens - that's how I know what they are... just some more strange stuff for people
to think about.
Brood XIX of 2011.
:: Edit - the cicadas live for 17 years according to the university of michigan - I added a link to their website ::
Nice work sugarcookie
edit on 27-4-2011 by Time2Think because: added links.
edit on 27-4-2011 by Time2Think because: (no reason given)
If they don't hibernate in the winter, where do they go here is the answer?
Honeybees don't hibernate but remain in their hive when it is too cold to fly. Workers that are alive in the fall stay alive throughout the winter.
They surround their queen forming a "bee ball" made up of constantly moving bees. This movement creates warmth that keeps the hive from freezing.
For another example, the bald faced hornet queen will go underground and hibernate, usually under a log, while all her workers die off after the first
Most insects stay here year round. They employ a variety of tactics for survival. One is simply to move in with humans. Insects such as ladybird
beetles (ladybugs), cluster flies, elm leaf beetles and boxelder bugs overwinter as adults in wall voids, attics and other out-of-the-way places in
homes and other structures.
Some kinds of adult insects can endure long periods of extreme cold
while hibernating if those periods are continuous -- not interrupted by
warm thawing days -- and some, believe it or not, survive being
Some of the moths --especially the tent caterpillar, bagworm,
cankerworm, gypsy moth and other injurious kinds -- pass through
winter as masses of eggs. The woolly bear caterpillar, larva of the
Isabella tiger moth, is a familiar example of those which hibernate in
the larval stage. The caterpillars of many kinds of moths, however,
spin silken cocoons around them and change into pupae before winter
Many birds migrate in the fall. Because the trip can be dangerous, some travel in large flocks..Most birds migrate shorter distances..Nests are simply
used as nurseries. Birds do not stay in a nest once the babies are old enough to live on their own. Birds live in trees and bushes. Females only stay
in a nest if there are eggs or little ones.
and thank you for the links i will read up on those and thanks for your reply