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Which insect can live for weeks without its head before it starves to death?

Asked by Miguel alvarez, Last updated: Apr 07, 2020

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Alaina

Cockroaches can live without their heads for a long time before they starve to death. Like other animals they do not bleed to death after being decapitated, their necks gets sealed by clotting. Cockroaches do not need their brain to breathe. They have small holes all over their body called the spiracles which is a kind of an inlet for air. These spiracles directly transfer air to all the critical tissues in their bodies.

Not just that they can also perform basic activities like moving and standing despite of being decapitated. They have clumps of ganglia which is a kind of nerve tissue agglomerate. These clumps make their body capable of performing basic bodily functions. Cockroaches can live for weeks on one meal and after being decapitated also they can survive for a long time before they die of starvation.
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Suv San

Suv San

Answered Dec 17, 2016

Its a cockroach
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Aarushi Mehrotra

Aarushi Mehrotra

Answered Nov 28, 2017

It is cockroach. This insect can only live for a week without its head..

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Bhargav

Bhargav

Answered Sep 12, 2017

My answer is:Cockroaches can live without their heads for a long time before they starve to death. Like other animals they do not bleed to death after beingdecapitated, their necks gets sealed by clotting. Cockroaches do not need their brain to breathe.

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Amy Duke

Amy Duke

Answered Mar 27, 2018

I think it is a lady bug

 

Anonymous

Answered Mar 26, 2018

My answer is A cockroach & roach .

 

Darrell Berry

Darrell Berry

Answered Dec 04, 2017

An ant can possibly live without it,s head for quite some time maybe.

 

Gajendra Kumar

Gajendra Kumar

Answered Oct 21, 2017

Cockroach is the only insect which can live for weeks without its head before it starves to death.

 

Kenna

Kenna

Answered Oct 21, 2017

It can die to death and it can die from eating bugs

 

Jason

Jason

Answered Sep 17, 2017

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