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Little vampires: How mosquitoes choose their victims

Little vampires: How mosquitoes choose their victims
Little vampires: How mosquitoes choose their victims

Summer means not only open-air concerts and walks until the morning, but also mosquitoes… We will tell you how they choose their victims.

A frame from the movie “500 Days of Summer”

As Altapress.ru reports, these insects have an unusually sensitive olfactory system and can detect the smell that is most attractive to them from a distance of up to 30 meters. What really attracts them? No, it’s not about clear skin. They are all caused by a specific combination of microorganisms.

Each person has their own set of microbes that make up their immune system, and it is their “ingredients” that attract mosquitoes. So two canvases were placed in the room: clean and human-scented. The experiment showed that mosquitoes prefer to land on canvas by scent.

A still from the movie “A Perfect Escape”

Scientists also found that mosquitoes prefer birds in summer and mammals at other times. But this does not apply to us: Here they feed on the blood of all kinds of creatures, because they only survive in summer.

We still believe that summer is a truly unique time and there is no reason to waste it. Check out our list of festivals that will make your summer even brighter.

Source: People Talk

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