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PostSat Feb 05, 2022 11:18 am 
Mosquito Color preference

UW study on mosquito color preferences.

Long Sleeves, Deet, head net, and gloves optional when it’s really bad.

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PostSat Feb 05, 2022 6:49 pm 
Interesting ...

I found this tidbit kinda confusing since cyan and blue are almost indistinguishable. From the article: "New research led by scientists at the University of Washington indicates that a common mosquito species — after detecting a telltale gas that we exhale — flies toward specific colors, including red, orange, black and cyan. The mosquitoes ignore other colors, such as green, purple, blue and white." Of course how a sqeeter sees these colors and how we see them may be completely different.

Maybe we need a "certified" mosquito non attracting clothes line as well as treated with pemethrin.

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PostSat Feb 05, 2022 9:44 pm 
RumiDude wrote:
Interesting ...

I found this tidbit kinda confusing since cyan and blue are almost indistinguishable.

Rumi

Most color printers use Cyan (Blue/Green) Magenta (Red/Blue) and Yellow(Red/Green) inks.  The “Primary” colors are made as even mixes between these three.

Blue is equal parts Magenta and Cyan.

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