How come ants can take so much damage and survive ?

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How come ants can take so much damage and survive ?

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ants (and most other insects) are pretty simple organisms, whose bodies do not have many of the same critical organs we have.

They can’t suffer a punctured lung for example, because they don’t have lungs: they ‘breathe’ by absorbing oxygen through their abdomen. If they lose a limb they can probably get by on the other five. Even if their head/brain is destroyed or damaged, enough of their nervous system is distributed around their body that they’ll still move around and respond to stimuli, at least for a while.