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Research on human scent as attractant

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  1. bait

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    Fri Feb 10 2012 23:57:49
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    Mildly interesting, from the Journal of Experimental Biology:

    http://jeb.biologists.org/content/215/4/i.1.full.pdf+html

    Although this sentence screams for more research:

    Harraca also suspects that the relative proportions of ketones and aldehydes in an individual’s scent might alter their attractiveness for bed bugs as the pests were more motivated to explore one person’s odour, which differed subtly from the others.

    That would have been one most unfortunate person - out of eight volunteers.

    Bait


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