Scientific Did You Know – 8

Did you know…



… only female mosquitos bite?

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Mosquitos have mouthparts that allow them to feed on fluids. However, it is only the females that suck human blood during their fertile periods. They need this blood because it contains certain proteins needed for the eggs.

Why some people get stung more often than others, is still not quite clear. It would have something to do with ‘exhaling’ certain components of the blood or chemical substances, but this has not been scientifically proven.

The makes, they just feed on nectar and are quite satisfied with this. As usual, it’s the woman that cause the problems! 😉

No no, obviously that’s only the case among mosquitos!

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