I have very little experience with this series, I have only fully seen Fantastic Beasts and bits and pieces of the main films and never read the books, so forgive me if this is a rookie or obvious answer.

So you might be asking, why is he asking this?

Well, I was doing research for items in a game that I will probably never make in trillion years and ran into a Wikipedia page that listed the magical items in the Potterverse. Horcruxes caught my eye as it was stated that whatever was made into one was pretty much invincible barring like a few methods of destruction. It said living things could be made into them.

Let us say you made a mayfly into one, would it not die in a day or so? Could you still smash them with a rolled up newspaper and kill it? If you made it into one before it turned into an adult, would it stay a nymph?

Just curious, as it sounds like an interesting concept.

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    I suspect Rowling didn't put much thought into it - her storytelling and characters are great but her worldbuilding has lots of gaps.
    – Steve Ives
    Commented Mar 30, 2023 at 8:07
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    "We don't know" is a perfectly acceptable answer, not sure why this was closed as opinion based
    – fez
    Commented Mar 30, 2023 at 18:55
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    In trying to think of an edit to make this question appear less opinion based I found this question, which looks to me almost exactly what you're asking, just in a more succinct way
    – fez
    Commented Mar 30, 2023 at 20:17
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    Also, thanks for the link. @fez Commented Mar 30, 2023 at 20:33
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    The question is a little bit vague, but honestly, why do we need to shut down every question that needs a little bit of clarification? Close votes seem to be the go-to method for removing questions that don't perfectly fit this site's standards. Commented Mar 31, 2023 at 0:17


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