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    Re: Battle Rises in Florida Keys Over Fighting Mosquitoes With Mosquitoes

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    Exactly was that 'experiment?' LOLOLOL The lovebugs were in FL back in 1968.....
    Exactly, and we see how that worked out. They have a very short life span and dont do what they were expected to do.

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    Re: Battle Rises in Florida Keys Over Fighting Mosquitoes With Mosquitoes

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    Now? Seattle. Grew up in the NE....been visiting relatives and vacationing in FL all my life.
    AH, typical. Come on vaca. Now you are an expert on Florida. Sorry to inform, but there is more to Florida than Micky Mouse and Rocketships.

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    Re: Battle Rises in Florida Keys Over Fighting Mosquitoes With Mosquitoes

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Exactly, and we see how that worked out. They have a very short life span and dont do what they were expected to do.
    We hadnt even landed a man on the moon then.

    Please...do tell me you think that science has not progressed since then? Please...do it!
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    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
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    Re: Battle Rises in Florida Keys Over Fighting Mosquitoes With Mosquitoes

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    AH, typical. Come on vaca. Now you are an expert on Florida. Sorry to inform, but there is more to Florida than Micky Mouse and Rocketships.
    Read much? It was lot more than just a vacation and alot more than Kissimee and Orlando. Our 'vacations' were spent focused away from people and tourist traps and spent studying the wildlife.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    Sorry Charlie, I've been all over that state too....just about everywhere. 13 years with a herpetologist...entire vacations spent in the swamps, sandhills, sugar sand roads, all over Merritt Wildlife Refuge and Cape Kennedy....even places that are off limits after 9/11....piney woods, Everglades, etc. diving the reefs, fishing the fresh and salt water...for 47 yrs. Gee, not quite 50. And I like to get down there at least once a yr now.

    I have a background in biology and epidemiology. How about you?
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    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
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    Re: Battle Rises in Florida Keys Over Fighting Mosquitoes With Mosquitoes

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    It's not about a 'bad mosquito problem'. It's about reducing the carriers of certain diseases. Those diseases could recirculate again in FL....this is an attempt to reduce that, without spraying, etc. I guess it's only important if you think you or those you care about wont get those diseases. Dengue is also known as 'break-bone' fever.....exceedingly painful.
    The chikungunya is all over rthe carribean and now is spreading everywhere. A horrible disease with no treatment. As to the frogs in Austria- rabbits as well- years ago -

    From the link
    But Keys residents are far less enamored of another approach to mosquito control — a proposal to release the nation’s first genetically modified mosquitoes, hatched in a lab and pumped with synthetic DNA to try to combat two painful, mosquito-borne viral diseases, dengue and chikungunya.
    Rabbits in Australia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Rabbits were first introduced to Australia by the First Fleet in 1788. They were bred as food animals, probably in cages. In the first decades, they do not appear to have been numerous, judging from their absence from archaeological collections of early colonial food remains.

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    The cane toads bred immediately in captivity, and by August 1935 more than 102 young toads were released in areas around Cairns, Gordonvale and Innisfail in northern Queensland. More toads were released around Ingham, Ayr, Mackay and Bundaberg. Releases were temporarily limited because of environmental concerns but resumed in other areas after September 1936. Since their release, toads have rapidly multiplied in population and now number over 200 million and have been known to spread diseases affecting local biodiversity.

    Mongooses were also introduced in the Caribbean to kill snakes and rats.
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    Re: Battle Rises in Florida Keys Over Fighting Mosquitoes With Mosquitoes

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    Yes, no, not sure?????
    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/20/us...T.nav=top-news

    KEY HAVEN, Fla. — In this bite-size community near Key West, like so many other mosquito-plagued spots up and down the Florida Keys, residents long ago made peace with insecticides dropped into town by planes or rumbling by on trucks. Cans of Off are offered at outdoor parties. Patio screens are greeted with relief.

    But Keys residents are far less enamored of another approach to mosquito control — a proposal to release the nation’s first genetically modified mosquitoes, hatched in a lab and pumped with synthetic DNA to try to combat two painful, mosquito-borne viral diseases, dengue and chikungunya.


    Mornin JF. This has been going on for a couple of years down there with the Modified mosquitoes from Oxitec. Here is some of what we had on it from the beginning. Ockham and myself had thread up on it.

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/scienc...into-wild.html

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/genera...rida-keys.html

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    Re: Battle Rises in Florida Keys Over Fighting Mosquitoes With Mosquitoes

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Mornin JF. This has been going on for a couple of years down there with the Modified mosquitoes from Oxitec. Here is some of what we had on it from the beginning. Ockham and myself had thread up on it.

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/scienc...into-wild.html

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/genera...rida-keys.html
    Thanks I was not aware it was an ongoing program.
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