Do Insects Survive The Cold?
Posted on January 11, 2016
Some may wonder, what happens to insects during the winter? Well, many of them end up looking for shelter in our homes, but the rest have a unique technique. Once the freezing temperatures hit, ice starts to form inside the insect’s blood and all of the sugars inside their body get squeezed out. This makes the blood more concentrated and pulls water out of the cells. Because of this, the freezing cold is no longer the problem for the insect, it is now dehydration. Insects happen to be very good at dealing with dehydration. Once the warmer weather comes along, the ice melts and the insect is re-hydrated. They practically rise from the dead!