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Australian experiment wipes out over 80% of disease-carrying mosquitoes
LoP Guest
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RE: Australian experiment wipes out over 80% of disease-carrying mosquitoes
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Danger Dan  Wrote: (07-11-2018 02:07 PM)
NormalIsSubjective  Wrote: (07-11-2018 07:26 AM)
What were the effects on the animals that eat the mosquitoes?

You're not supposed to ask that question !

Probably still not as bad as malaria or dengue fever.
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CupidStunt
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07-11-2018 04:17 PM

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Post: #17
RE: Australian experiment wipes out over 80% of disease-carrying mosquitoes
I got 4 mosquito bites being on my own backyard for 10 minutes this morning.

I’d like to volunteer to participate in this. Bastard mosquitos! Kkqqcpdh

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czygyny
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07-11-2018 05:10 PM

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RE: Australian experiment wipes out over 80% of disease-carrying mosquitoes
They did this successfully with the screwworm in southern U.S. Screwworms caused a lot of livestock deaths, especially among sheep because the wool tends to get contaminated with feces, but also any other animal that gets a wound. The screwworm larvae get into the soiled wool and then continue on to eat healthy animal flesh, killing them.

They irradiated the males to sterilize them and released them to mate with the females. It worked better than hoped.


Quote:In June 1962, production of sterile screwworm flies began in a new plant in Texas. The flies were initially distributed over 388500 km² of Texas and New Mexico and in a band extending 80 km south of the Texas border into Mexico. Production of flies gradually increased from 28 million per week in July to 75 million per week by October 1962.

Subsequently during 1963 many livestock owners found no screwworm-infested animals on their ranches for the first time in modern history, and in 1964 Texas and New Mexico were declared free of endemic screwworm infestation. The screwworm population remained low in the southwest because of hot, dry weather much of the year, and for the first time in recent history no cases were reported in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.
http://www.fao.org/docrep/U4220T/u4220T0a.htm
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Chuckles
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RE: Australian experiment wipes out over 80% of disease-carrying mosquitoes
LoP Guest  Wrote: (07-11-2018 01:59 PM)
AtomIcarus  Wrote: (07-11-2018 07:08 AM)
https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/10/australia...index.html


(CNN)In an experiment with global implications, Australian scientists have successfully wiped out more than 80% of disease-carrying mosquitoes in trial locations across north Queensland.

The experiment, conducted by scientists from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) and James Cook University (JCU), targeted Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which spread deadly diseases such as dengue fever and Zika.
In JCU laboratories, researchers bred almost 20 million mosquitoes, infecting males with bacteria that made them sterile. Then, last summer, they released over three million of them in three towns on the Cassowary Coast.
The sterile male mosquitoes didn't bite or spread disease, but when they mated with wild females, the resulting eggs didn't hatch, and the population crashed.

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I thought you were a big wet blanket who cries over animals. Where's your empathy for the mosquitoes?

I have some empathy. I'm just reporting news. I still love bugs. ;-)
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DooMCooN
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07-11-2018 06:27 PM

 



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RE: Australian experiment wipes out over 80% of disease-carrying mosquitoes
Because everyone knows what dumb asses asstrailians are.
Who would expect anything less from the British throw aways. a.k.a. Trash.
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NormalIsSubjective

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Post: #21
RE: Australian experiment wipes out over 80% of disease-carrying mosquitoes
LoP Guest  Wrote: (07-11-2018 08:52 AM)
NormalIsSubjective  Wrote: (07-11-2018 07:26 AM)
What were the effects on the animals that eat the mosquitoes?

Who gives a shìt!


They can find a new snack.. mosquitoes are evil.


The animals that eat them.


f*cking around with a food chain is a bad idea.
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NormalIsSubjective

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07-11-2018 11:48 PM

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RE: Australian experiment wipes out over 80% of disease-carrying mosquitoes
daersoulkeeper  Wrote: (07-11-2018 12:25 PM)
Kill them all. If the food chain gets screwed let those things die too, worth it.


You're an idiot.
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