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User avatar #10 - shazmothree (12/16/2012) [-]
This may be the dumbest question ever, but I'll ask anyways. Do insects and spiders breathe? Or I guess I should ask if they need oxygen to survive
User avatar #24 to #10 - alltimetens (12/16/2012) [-]
I do believe that most insects (arachnids included) breathe through the pores in their skins.
#21 to #10 - anonexplains (12/16/2012) [-]
Yeah, but they do not breathe like us. They have either gills, gill like openings or trachea which are tubes that have openings that lead to the outside.
User avatar #32 to #21 - Kritarie (12/16/2012) [-]
I think it's interesting, breathing through pores seems like a much more effective and safe way to do it.. us humans only have 2 holes and 1 tube to breathe through. Seems inefficient and dangerous
User avatar #11 to #10 - themastertroller (12/16/2012) [-]
every living thing does my friend
User avatar #13 to #11 - firesnake (12/16/2012) [-]
actually there are plenty of organisms that don't require oxygen.
User avatar #12 to #11 - shazmothree (12/16/2012) [-]
anaerobic organisms
User avatar #22 to #12 - goldenpotato (12/16/2012) [-]
I like how I am actually learning interesting things here.
User avatar #14 to #12 - themastertroller (12/16/2012) [-]
oh that's true.. but insects and spiders still require oxygen nonetheless
User avatar #15 to #14 - shazmothree (12/16/2012) [-]
But do they have some sort of lung like organ or do they just do something like absorb it through their skin?
User avatar #16 to #15 - themastertroller (12/16/2012) [-]
they have tracheae rather than lungs which carry oxygen throughout their bodies through pores on their skins
User avatar #18 to #16 - shazmothree (12/16/2012) [-]
Oh ok
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