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tinfoilinfor2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-31-06 06:34 PM
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How many times can one mosquito bite you?
I had the doors open earlier tonight and one mosquito got trapped in the living room. I can't get him but he has gotten me three times. So I got to thinking...Just how many times will one mosquito bite you until she is satiated? Anybody know? Can't find it on google.

OK. So, this is the highlight of my New Year's Eve. So what?
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AlienAvatar Donating Member (167 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-31-06 08:16 PM
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1. I tried google too,
Edited on Sun Dec-31-06 08:17 PM by AlienAvatar
no luck. I did find that they need a blood meal before each batch of eggs and they lay several batches. It didn't say how often they lay, but I doubt one mosquito bit you three times and laid three batches of eggs.

My guess is that they get a full meal when they bite, and the only reason they'd bite more than once would be if they were interrupted. Interrupted, meaning swatted and killed. It looks like you might have at least a few in there keeping you company tonight.

We need an entomologist. I hope you get a knowledgeable answer. I'm really curious myself now.
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tinfoilinfor2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-31-06 08:32 PM
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2. I have no luck with swatting.
I can hear them laughing as I flail around. Thanks for the info; I appreciate the research! :hi:
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-31-06 10:27 PM
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3. As many times as it takes
An individual's life cycle is only a couple of weeks at most, though. The females require protein egg development so it's only the females that suck blood.

I hate them probably more than any other animal. From wikipedia: In much of the world, mosquitoes are a major public health problem; they are estimated to transmit disease to more than 700 million people annually, and will be responsible for the deaths of about 1 in 17 people currently alive.

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Generic Brad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-31-06 10:34 PM
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4. It depends
You must have good taste.
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tinfoilinfor2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-31-06 10:49 PM
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5. LOL...
Only the best rum runs through these veins!
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