How long can a bee live without a head?

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  1. Crucible

    Crucible Maha Guru

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    I've been messing around with this bee for 3 hours now. It was decapitated before then. It still reacts to anything I do to it. It has no freaking head, yet it can still act like a living object.

    I might have a zombie bee on my hands, except cutting off its head won't kill it. IT HAS HAD NO HEAD FOR THREE HOURS... It still crawls around and rubs its legs together. When I put it on a surface with water, it will crawl around for a while until it finds a dry area. If it stops moving and I touch it, the thing will crawl around a bit.

    So... wtf?

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIyRTLC26RM

    Yeah, I edited and uploaded the video
     
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  2. Sparx

    Sparx Maha Guru

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    Don't you have anything better to do? Lmao.

    Interesting, I guess, this thread should turn out fun.

    *Watches*.
     
  3. Crucible

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    I made videos of the headless bee. Still waiting for it to say "braaainns..."
     
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    volkov956 Ancient Guru

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    are you on any kinda of drugs atm....
     

  5. Crucible

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    Had some beer, but the bee had none. He is still headless and alive.
     
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    err 1st rule for messing with possible stinging,biting,etc objects-
    poke it with something other than your fingers...
     
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    If you cut chickens head off, t still can fly... That bee looks like, that it cant fly anymore, how boring. How it reacts if you give some electric shocks? Be careful not to burn that.
     
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    ROFL...some people have too much time on their hands. But whatever turns you on m8. :D
     
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    Bored mate? It gave me a few laughs though :D
     
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    Chickens don't fly.



    Bees, along with other insects, don't need their heads to survive for short periods of time.
     

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    Note that, in the video, the bee is really useless, supposing he could fly, it wouldn't be for long, or with any real direction.
     
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    Not that much of a mystery. I've seen plenty of beheaded cockroaches, and technically humans live on for ages without their heads. Heard of being "braindead"? Seriously... We only need our head for basic survival. Like breathing, and eating. Breathing can be maintained with a respirator, and feeding can be done through a tube into our stomachs. So, yes... Many of you have seen "headless" humans. Of course, cutting off a human's head would also lead to a massive bloodloss. Which would probably kill a person as well, but again.. theoretically it's possible.

    Of course, neither of these points matter to a cockroach, or an insect in general. E.g. a cockroach breathe through their bodies, the brain doesn't control anything. I don't know if that's what your hornet is doing, but I bet it is. Insects don't have blood pressure and stuff like that, so no problem there. And finally, insects don't eat as often as we do, so they can go months without food and yet survive. Thus I conclude, your hornet might very well still be alive in a month. Just don't poke it too often, and keep it cool ;) Clean it every once in a while to prevent infection :grin:
     
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    AlecRyben Ancient Guru

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    Recrofne Ancient Guru

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    Not according to the Legend of Zelda series.
     
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    snapping turtles are also fun headless, there body will move around for at least 30 minutes after being beheaded. also watch your fingers as the head itself will still snap an react to anything near it, my grandfather showed me this twenty plus years ago while in the process of making turtle soup.(tastes like chicken.)
     
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    Humans half almost a second brain threw out there intestines.
     
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    dude...turtle soup...that's nasty.............*about to throw-up*.....

    BTW, turtles are awesome, why would you behead one?....:approval:
     
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    Because they taste like chicken.
     
  20. Recrofne

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    Fixed.

    Also, turtles are indeed awesome, random killing isn't cool but as long as there was a good reason for it then I can see it being justified (I guess).

    If it tastes like chicken then just getting an already dead chicken from the store would be a better option than slaying a poor turtle.
     

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