January 30, 2009 4:00 pm at 4:00 pm #589265
Hashem in his Kindness gave every one of his creations exactly the right “tools” to survive in their environment
A camel can travel hundreds of miles, over several days, without stopping to drink.
Let’s start with the hump. Contrary to what you might have heard, camels do not store extra water here. The hump actually stores fat, providing energy for their long, desert trek. This fat, however, also helps to keep a camel from getting thirsty. As the fat is burned, water is produced as one of the byproducts. This extra water enters the camel’s bloodstream to add to its water supply!
Camels also conserve water by not sweating as much as we do. A camel’s metabolism lowers at night, making its body temperature much lower than a human’s. Starting with a lower body temperature means less need to sweat. Camels are also covered with heavy fur which keeps the daytime heat out. Because it’s so good at keeping its cool, WITHOUT UTILIZING WATER TO PRODUCE SWEAT a camel can travel a long way without needing to drink.
Camels are also good at maintaining their blood volume. Once we humans lose about twelve percent of our body’s water, our blood becomes too thick to work properly. A camel’s blood, however, stays more or less consistent, allowing the camel to lose up to twenty-five percent of its weight by dehydration, without needing to find water.
Another thing that helps a camel conserve water are its nasal passages. When we exhale, we loose a lot of water vapor, as any fogged up car window will prove. Camels have extra dry nasal passages which actually recondense the water out of each breath, allowing much less to escape.
The Works of Hashem Are Perfect.January 30, 2009 4:51 pm at 4:51 pm #1099675
Haha! Isn’t it llamas that do the spitting though?January 30, 2009 5:04 pm at 5:04 pm #1099676
youre right ames
its not actually spit
it is more like vomit
it is the contents of their stomach which they bring up and expel
it is more noxious than spit thereby more effective in getting their enemy to flee, and has a lower water content than spitJanuary 30, 2009 5:06 pm at 5:06 pm #1099677
while were on the subject:
a few ways that camels deal with the sand:
A thin nictitating membrane on the eye, like a clear inner eyelid, protects the eye from sandstorms while still letting in enough light for camels to see.
Double rows of extra-long eyelashes also help keep sand out of the eyes.
Camels can close their nostrils to keep sand out of their noses!
Their large, broad feet do not sink in desert sand.January 30, 2009 5:35 pm at 5:35 pm #1099678
now that they have given me my own section in the forums i am a subsidiary member of the YWN team.
therefore im afraid that information is CLASSIFIED
sorryJanuary 30, 2009 5:47 pm at 5:47 pm #1099679
feivel: ha another hilarious one of your to add to your forum!!! congrads on your forum btw!!!January 30, 2009 7:29 pm at 7:29 pm #1099680
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lots of options but this guy is actually in the desert…September 10, 2015 11:35 am at 11:35 am #1099681
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