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How Mosquitoes Handle the Heat of a Hot Blood Meal

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avatar How Mosquitoes Handle the Heat of a Hot Blood Meal
April 25, 2011 01:32PM
ScienceDaily (Apr. 25, 2011) — Mosquitoes make proteins to help them handle the stressful spike in body temperature that's prompted by their hot blood meals, a new study has found. The mosquito's eating pattern is inherently risky: Taking a blood meal involves finding warm-blooded hosts, avoiding detection, penetrating tough skin and evading any host immune response, not to mention the slap of a human hand. Until now, the stress of the hot blood meal itself has been overlooked, researchers say.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110425153635.htm
avatar Re: How Mosquitoes Handle the Heat of a Hot Blood Meal
April 25, 2011 04:46PM
Yeh, right. I feel for them.thumbs down
avatar Re: How Mosquitoes Handle the Heat of a Hot Blood Meal
April 25, 2011 04:49PM
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tomdisco
Yeh, right. I feel for them.thumbs down

I'd love to make my blood poisonous for them.
avatar Re: How Mosquitoes Handle the Heat of a Hot Blood Meal
April 25, 2011 05:07PM
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tomdisco
Yeh, right. I feel for them.thumbs down

I'd love to make my blood poisonous for them.


Be sympathetic, they are merely Mother Nature's way to help you control your blood pressure.
(Otherwise, you would have to carry along/find some leeches.)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/25/2011 05:13PM by szalkowski.
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