Thursday, 29 July 2010

Bite Size?

Being 2 metres in height, I became initially somewhat paranoid when reading that midges particularly go for tall men and overweight women when seeking a blood meal (http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/jul/28/midges-tall-men-overweight-women). There is actually nothing magic about this as they reach tall men first when they dive bomb from the sky! Overweight persons (not perhaps restricted to women) tend to produce more of the cues (e.g. carbon dioxide and lactic acid) the insects favour.

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