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How do ants drink water?

Asked by LKidKyle1985 (6586points) April 26th, 2009

Okay this just came to me when I saw an ant on my desk and started wondering how he got all the way up to the 3rd floor. So how exactly do ants drink water? I have never seen an ant drink water, I have seen them eat a lot, but never drink. And when you think about it, when they do, how do they prevent themselves from getting sucked into the drop of water and dying, or being washed away in a tsunami that is a ripple in the water. But yeah, I mean they gotta get water some how, so I just do not know how they do it.

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Lightlyseared's avatar

probably they get enough from their food without having to supplement that.

seVen's avatar

There’s dew usually in the morning that sets on leafs etc, they get that on their antenae if I’m not mistaking and rub their hands on them than put the collected moisture in their mouth.

GoldieAV16's avatar

I found a lot of images of ants drinking water, in google images. I was actually hoping to find one holding a little mug of beer, so I could post a link.

NaturalMineralWater's avatar

My aunt just uses a glass.

GoldieAV16's avatar

(It really is a pundemic.)

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