The Namib beetle has a uniquely bumpy outer shell that helps it survive in the Namib desert, one of the hottest places on earth. What about the bumpy shell is particularly important for its survival?
Answer To collect condensation for drinking
The Namib beetle, also known as the fogstand beetle, will stand tall during foggy mornings in the desert and water will condense on its shell. It then drinks this condensation to stay hydrated. Engineers are trying to copy the shell's design to make a water bottle for people trying to survive in deserts through a process known as biomimicry.
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