Camels

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Mrs Womble, Sep 8, 2004.

  1. Mrs Womble

    Mrs Womble Member

    Can anyone tell me how long Camels can survive in the desert without water?? i'm thinking it's 3 months but not sure?
     
  2. dyl

    dyl Active Member

    Ladies & Gentlemen, we have a winner in the 'Random Post of the Day' competition!
     
  3. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    I second that!
     
  4. brasscrest

    brasscrest Active Member

    At least it's in the correct section of the forums :)
    According to Living Desert, Arabian camels (one hump) can go without liquid water for up to 10 :shock: months.
     
  5. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    yes, very random........
    School project?

    I just "googled" it and several "interesting" websites came up




    :lol:


    yes, i have lots of spare time ;)
     
  6. Cornishwomble

    Cornishwomble Active Member

    I really must take her out more
     
  7. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Altogether Now:


    Alice the camel had 5 humps.
    Alice the camel had 5 humps.
    Alice the camel had 5 humps.
    So go Alice go; boom boom boom.


    Alice the camel had 4 humps.
    Alice the camel had 4 humps.
    Alice the camel had 4 humps.
    So go Alice go; boom boom boom.


    Alice the camel had 3 humps.
    Alice the camel had 3 humps.
    Alice the camel had 3 humps.
    So go Alice go; boom boom boom.


    Alice the camel had 2 humps.
    Alice the camel had 2 humps.
    Alice the camel had 2 humps.
    So go Alice go; boom boom boom.


    Alice the camel had 1 hump.
    Alice the camel had 1 hump.
    Alice the camel had 1 hump.
    So go Alice go; boom boom boom.


    Alice the camel had 0 humps.
    Alice the camel had 0 humps.
    Alice the camel had 0 humps.










    Wait for it ....
































    'Cause Alice was a horse!


    I apologise :)
     
  8. Cornishwomble

    Cornishwomble Active Member

    Grab yer coat there's a taxi waiting outside!
     
  9. flugelgal

    flugelgal Active Member

    Hmm.. I'm a little worried about you, Ben.
     
  10. impycornet

    impycornet Member

    How long can they go without Solid water ??


    :biggrin:
     
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  12. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

    lets hear it for Roy everyone!! Good old Roy!! :clap:

    *whispers* Jeez Roy, where ja dig her up?!?:-? ;)

    I think it's about six weeks isn't it, but surely it depends on how much they drank before the timing started, and how big the animal is, and how sunny it is, and...well, it's just a minefield isn't it??:D
     
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2004
  13. brasscrest

    brasscrest Active Member


    Unfortuately, camels die quickly in Arctic climates, so this has not been tested. :wink:
     
  14. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    Nah, it's that new dehydrated water. Camels aren't allowed it you know. Dries the hump out.
    BMB
    xx
     
  15. Spanky Rear

    Spanky Rear Member

    Camels?

    Bactrian[two-humpers] or dromedary[one-humper] ?
     
  16. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    They could always run on steam instead :shock:
     
  17. Mrs Womble

    Mrs Womble Member

    I wonder if they drink anything other than water? becasue if I could drink 27 Gallons of water in 10 minutes I would drink loads of beer instead!:)
     
  18. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    With a beer that is 4 - 5 % alcohol by volume, that would be over a gallon of alcohol in 10 minutes !!!
     
  19. ronnie_the_lizard

    ronnie_the_lizard Active Member

    >>>I think it's about six weeks isn't it, but surely it depends on how much they drank
    >>>before the timing started, and how big the animal is, and how sunny it is, >>>and...well, it's just a minefield isn't it??

    >>>........How long can they go without Solid water ??

    Ummmmm ........ stop me here if I'm getting a bit too technical ....... but essentially they do rely on a solid store of water, and the length of time that they can go for depends more on nutritional state than on whether they have had a drink.

    Camels store various carbohydrates and fats within the hump at times of year when there is lots of food around. When they go off on a trek through the desert they break down the stored food materials within the hump and as part of the metabolic breakdown process water is released, so the camel doesn't need to drink because its getting water from its food stores.

    Ron

    p.s. It's much the same way that BBb Bass players can manage without a beer all morning as long as they had a good curry the night before......
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    Ron Rees Davies, BVSc., CertZooMed., MRCVS..
    Veterinary Surgeon
    Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certified in Zoological Medicine.
     

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