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Thursday, June 08, 2006

You know, every once in awhile, your child asks you something for which you have no answer. This morning on the way to Bible School, Jonah asked me...

"Do ants have blood?"

Do they? Logically, I assume that they do, but I can't recall ever seeing blood from an ant. (And I've squished many of them over the years.)

Anybody got any ideas?

5 comments:

Blake Stewart said...

Yes, and no. Ant's don't have a circulatory system like ours. They have an open cirulatory system where everything sort of is mixed together. So there is no direct distinction between blood and interstitial fluid. This mixed fluid is hemolymph and this is what I guess you could call ant (or insect) "blood".

Todd Wright said...
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Todd Wright said...

Oh my God.
Darkstew is a nerd.

Robert said...

Todd, Darkstew was a nerd long before the ant question. Let's all just agree that anyone who knows that much about insects has got some issues by in large.

Blake Stewart said...

I owe it all to my 7th grade science teacher, Mrs. Ragland. She taught me all I know..