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Mosquitoes remember if you swatted at them

By Patrick follow Patrick   2018 Jan 26, 2:39am 737 views   2 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180125135548.htm
Mosquitoes remember human smells, but also swats
The study shows that hosts who swat at mosquitoes or perform other defensive behaviors may be abandoned, no matter how sweet.

Summary:
A new study shows that mosquitoes can rapidly learn and remember the smells of hosts and that dopamine is a key mediator of this process. The study proved a mosquito's preference can shift if that person's smell is associated with an unpleasant sensation.
1   Tenpoundbass   ignore (14)   2018 Jan 26, 6:09am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Interesting, that makes sense. There will be huge mosquito buzzing around but if I swat at it and miss. It then goes off the grid. I haven't figured out how they can project their wing buzzing into your ear even when they are no where to be found, or are clear across the room.
2   Tenpoundbass   ignore (14)   2018 Jan 26, 6:12am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

I think they have incognito mode, and buzz loud as hell mode when they are flying. Perhaps it's a pack hunting technique, where one flies in and makes a loud buzzing noise. While a quiet stealthy one lands on your other side and has his way.

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