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What effect do rain drops have on small insects as ants?

Asked by seVen (3461points) June 18th, 2009 from iPhone

Do they get hurt when in pours and they don’t make it to their shelter?

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SeventhSense's avatar

Nah those fuckers are strong as hell. From lingolex.com:

The legs of the ant are very strong so they can run very quickly. If a man could run as fast for his size as an ant can, he could run as fast as a racehorse. Ants can lift 20 times their own body weight. An ant brain has about 250 000 brain cells. A human brain has 10,000 million so a colony of 40,000 ants has collectively the same size brain as a human.

chyna's avatar

@SeventhSense Apparently you don’t like ants any better than you like rats.

Tink's avatar

@chyna – Wrong! I’m the biggest ant hater! I gave up twinkies because of them!

SeventhSense's avatar

@chyna
Why would you say that you teaser? I love ants

mcbealer's avatar

@tyrantxseries ~ that shot is gorgeous!

Frankie's avatar

Hasn’t anyone ever seen A Bug’s Life??! The rain is like a freaking bomb attack! And we all know Disney Pixar never lies, so…there you go.

RedPowerLady's avatar

Spiders are immune I know that. I try to hose them off my plants and trees all the time, on high, with no luck whatsoever.

Tink's avatar

My friend told me that when you kill a spider they scream

RedPowerLady's avatar

@Tink1113 Hey i’m not killing them. As I said the water does absolutely nothing to them. Even in the rare cases when I do knock web and spider off a plant, they have not died. They have simply been knocked off.

Tink's avatar

@RedPowerLady – Im not accusing you of spider murder :) I just wanted to know if it was true

RedPowerLady's avatar

@Tink1113 Phew, Wiping Sweat from My Brow

SeventhSense's avatar

@Tink1113
My friend told me that when you kill a spider they scream
Your friend may have been on hallucionogens.:)

Tink's avatar

Eh he’s a wierd nut but I love him :)

mcbealer's avatar

@Tink1113 ~ when I kill a spider I scream, so I guess sadly that’s 2 screamers 8-O

SeventhSense's avatar

@Frankie
Pixar-Word….And I have it on authority of Disney that mice are the size of dogs.
I thought everyone had access to these sources. Jeez, I guess we’re just smarter. ~_~

SirBailey's avatar

Q. “What effect do rain drops have on small insects as ants?”

A. “Raindrops keep fallin’ on their heads…”

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