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#231273 - 22/08/2004 19:36 Mossies
schofiel
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Registered: 25/06/1999
Posts: 2992
Loc: Wareham, Dorset, UK
So, does humid air allow mosquitoes to fly more effectively than in dry air, regardless of temperature and air speed?
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#231274 - 22/08/2004 21:07 Re: Mossies [Re: schofiel]
lectric
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Registered: 20/01/2002
Posts: 2082
Loc: New Orleans, LA
Ummmm...... Huh? I assume there's a reason for the question.

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#231275 - 22/08/2004 21:52 Re: Mossies [Re: schofiel]
tfabris
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Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 31286
Loc: Seattle, WA
I think there's just more of the little buggers around in wet/humid weather. They breed in shallow water you know...
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#231276 - 22/08/2004 22:44 Re: Mossies [Re: schofiel]
JBjorgen
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Registered: 19/01/2002
Posts: 3530
Loc: Columbus, OH
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So, does humid air allow mosquitoes to fly more effectively than in dry air, regardless of temperature and air speed?


What do you mean, an African or European mosquito?
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#231277 - 22/08/2004 23:33 Re: Mossies [Re: JBjorgen]
SE_Sport_Driver
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Registered: 05/01/2001
Posts: 4903
Loc: Detroit, MI USA
ROFL
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#231278 - 23/08/2004 00:14 Re: Mossies [Re: schofiel]
lectric
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Registered: 20/01/2002
Posts: 2082
Loc: New Orleans, LA
For the record, I would assume more humid air means more dense air, means it's easier for a mosquito to stay aloft. (not much)

But that's just conjecture.

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#231279 - 23/08/2004 06:04 Re: Mossies [Re: lectric]
boxer
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Registered: 16/04/2002
Posts: 2011
Loc: Yorkshire UK
Stop it, you're making me itch!
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#231280 - 23/08/2004 11:18 Re: Mossies [Re: tfabris]
webroach
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Registered: 23/07/2003
Posts: 869
Loc: Colorado
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I think there's just more of the little buggers around in wet/humid weather. They breed in shallow water you know...


I think, actually, the important part is that the water be stagnant, not necc. shallow.
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#231281 - 23/08/2004 14:00 Re: Mossies [Re: JBjorgen]
tfabris
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Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 31286
Loc: Seattle, WA
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What do you mean, an African or European mosquito?

/me kicks self over an over again for not coming up with that line...
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#231282 - 23/08/2004 14:12 Re: Mossies [Re: tfabris]
RobotCaleb
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Registered: 15/01/2002
Posts: 1866
Loc: Austin
i must be missing something
will someone explain the humour?

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#231283 - 23/08/2004 14:19 Re: Mossies [Re: schofiel]
peter
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Registered: 13/07/2000
Posts: 4153
Loc: Cambridge, England
I bet following sources of humid air is a good prey-finding strategy for mosquitoes. If you're seeing mosquitoes more in humid than dry air, the explanation could be psychological/evolutionary rather than aerodynamic.

Peter

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#231284 - 23/08/2004 14:27 Re: Mossies [Re: RobotCaleb]
wfaulk
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Registered: 25/12/2000
Posts: 16706
Loc: Raleigh, NC US
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#231285 - 23/08/2004 15:45 Re: Mossies [Re: wfaulk]
RobotCaleb
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Registered: 15/01/2002
Posts: 1866
Loc: Austin
ahh, thank you
i suppose this means i need more culturing

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#231286 - 23/08/2004 22:51 Re: Mossies [Re: RobotCaleb]
lectric
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Registered: 20/01/2002
Posts: 2082
Loc: New Orleans, LA
Oh my.... Yes, Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail is a MUST.

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