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Skrillex dubstep "can protect against mosquitoes» | unusual news


The study found Skrillex track electronic artist known for his dubstep music can be an effective means of protection against mosquitoes.

Insects and disease, scientists from around the world have played electronic music, the yellow fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti), to investigate the effects.

The team said: "The sound and reception is crucial for the reproduction, survival and the maintenance of the populations of many animals.

Skrillex & # 39; s music is characterized by throbbing bass lines and electronic melodies
Skrillex music is characterized by a pulsating bass and electronic melodies

"In insects, low frequency vibrations facilitate sexual interactions, while the noise destroying perception signals from congeners [members of the same species] and owners ".

Scary Monsters and nice sprites for Skrillex has a mixture of very high and very low frequencies, and were chosen to see whether the electronic music to be an effective way to repel insects.

Female adult mosquitoes which were "entertained" song attacked their "owners" of later and less often than those who were not exposed to dubstep, the study found.

"The emergence of blood feeding activity was lower, when the music was played," said the team.

Another result was that the insects, which have heard the track "mating much less" than those who do not listen to him.

The scholars said: "The fact that such music may delay the host attack, reduce the flow of blood and destroys pairing provides new opportunities for the development of the musical based on the individual protection and measures to combat Aedes vectors of disease."

Mosquitoes attacked their hosts less quickly after listening to a track
Mosquitoes attacked their hosts less quickly after listening to a track

Yellow fever mosquitoes are usually found in more tropical areas of the world, and can be identified by the white markings on the legs.

Insects are known to spread the potentially life-threatening diseases, such as Zika virus, dengue fever and yellow fever.

Skrillex, real name Sonny John Moore, released Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites in 2010 with the track peaked at number 77 on the UK chart flow.

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