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Can mosquitoes be trained not to bite?


According to a study published in Current Biology, when you slap at a mosquito that is about to bite you, it learns to associate your personal scent with that life-threatening experience and will avoid you in the future. This is the first demonstration showing that mosquitoes are able to both learn and remember. See link.
https://futurism.com/war-on-mosquito-memory-training/

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Now that's interesting. I like the direction this is going.
I think it reckless to modify mosquitoes. They're an essential part of the food chain.
But creating something that creeps them out, without using unhealthy chemicals, rather than physically altering them sounds pretty good to me.
I remember seeing one of those large black and white stripped ones for the first time when I was a kid.
Ha! I didn't like the looks of it.

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