Facts about Mosquitoes
- The adult lifespan of a mosquito lasts for two weeks. The majority of these fragile insects meets a violent end by becoming a prey for birds, dragonflies and spiders or is killed by the effects of wind, rain and drought.
- Mosquitoes, like all insects, are cold-blooded creatures. Since they are incapable of regulating body heat, their temperature is essentially the same as their surroundings. Mosquitoes function best at 27 degree celsius, become lethargic at 16 degree celsius and cannot function below 10 degree celsius. In tropical areas, mosquitoes are active the year around. In temperature climates, mosquitoes become inactive with onset of cool weather and enter hibernation to live through the winter.
- There are an estimated 400 chemicals emitted from human skin and about 100 volatile compounds in each human breath that mosquitoes can detect.
- Female mosquitoes can detect a host to feed on at a great distance depending on species and weather conditions.
- Mosquitoes fly for a short distance from the place where they hatch but some species have been known to fly many miles from where they hatch. They have been found to fly thousands of miles riding on an airplane.
Facts about Dogs
- It is a myth that dogs are color blind. They can see in color, just not as vividly as humans. It is akin to our vision at dusk.
- Dog's nose prints are as unique as a human's finger prints and can be used to accurately identify them.
- Dogs do not have an appendix.
- A dog's smell is more that 100,000 times stronger than that of a human's.
- How many eyelids do you have? Is this a funny question ? Why I am asking this is because there are three eyelids for dogs.
- Do you wish to know how long your pet dog will live? It's simple. If the face shape is either sharp or is pointed, they live longer and those with flat faces live shorter.
- In general, life span of city dogs is three years more than country dogs.
- Do you know where your dog's sweat glands are? It will be quite shocking to know that it is situated in between their paw pads.