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How Long Can Ants hold Their Breath ?

Ants are amazing creatures. They have a complex social structure, communicate and cooperate with each other, and have a highly developed division of labour. They also have some very impressive survival skills, including the ability to hold their breath for up to 30 minutes.

This is possible because ants have a special organ called an air pouch that allows them to breathe without inhaling air from the environment around them. This allows them to stay underwater for long periods of time without having to surface for air.

In addition to being able to survive underwater for long periods of time, ants can also hold their breath in dry conditions if they need to escape danger or hide from predators. When they’re not actively breathing or submerged in water, ants’ bodies produce carbon dioxide as part of normal metabolism – just like humans do – which must be expelled through respiration or excretion.

However, when they’re holding their breath in dry conditions (such as when hiding in soil), ants’ bodies cease producing carbon dioxide so that they don’t give themselves away with telltale bubbles rising from their heads!

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Last modified: August 9, 2022

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