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Why Magnets may Repel Mosquitoes and other Predatory Insects

The presence of the magnet elicited a distinct reaction from Mosquitoes –they dart away from it. To determine the strength of this repugnant force, we examined the results with several other people who were ‘covered’ with Mosquitoes from Head to Toe. It appears that the only person in our experimental group that was not being ‘Eaten Alive’ was Michael Saxon (Field Researcher)who was the only person wearing magnets around his neck and wrist.

This is a condition commonly known as ‘Tonic Immobility’ or a Temporary Paralysis that naturally occurs when Mosquitoes are disrupted before they bite. Sure enough, the magnets repelled the Mosquitoes with surprising results.Why the intense reaction? The apparent interaction between Atmospheric Static Electricity and Magnetically Charged Magnemax ‘Earths-Core’ Magnets produces a weak but notable electromagnetic field. When a Mosquito comes close to that field, it seems to disrupt the Mosquitoes Sixth-Sense aka Electroreception. Many speciesof Mosquitoes have sensory receptors that detect minute changes of electricity in the air. These electrical impulses originate and are carried through Atmospheric Ions.

Mosquitoes are literally wired for hunting. These predators are equipped with a special sense known as Electroreception which allows them to home in on their prey with precise accuracy. Other members of the Mosquito family also share this trait but the Common Mosquitoes Electroreception (Electroreceptive animals use this sense to locate objects around them) are the extremely finely tuned.Electroreception is used in electrolocation (detecting objects) and for electrocommunication. Electroreception simply means the ability to detect Electrical or Magnetic currents.

What does electricity have to do with Mosquitoes? Any muscular movement or twitches in living animals create a small electrical current. At hospitals, electrocardiogram machines track the electricity resulting from our heart beat.Bees for example, collect a positive static charge while flying through the air (see Atmospheric electricity). When a bee visits a flower, the charge deposited on the flower takes a while to leak away into the ground. Bees can detect both the presence and the pattern of electric fields on flowers, and use this information to know if a flower has been recently visited by another bee and is therefore likely to have a reduced concentration of pollen.

The mechanism of electric field reception in animals living in the air like bees is based on mechano-reception, not electroreception. Bees receive the electric field changes via the Johnston’s organs in their antennae and possibly other mechano-receptors. They distinguish different temporal patterns and learn them. During the waggle dance, Honeybees appear to use the electric field emanating from the dancing bee for distance communication.

These electrical impulses originate and are carried through Atmospheric Ions.Open air does not conduct this electricity away from our bodies, but for Mosquitoes it does. Ions are particles that have an electrical charge because they have lost or gained an electron. Static Electricity is easily transported by Humidity.You can compare this to how batteries work. It’s set up like an electro chemical cell that separates negative from positively charged ions.

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