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Old 04-27-2021, 02:01 PM
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Coming to the Keys. What could possible go wrong.

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This technology is fairly straightforward and certainly has no effect on humans. The mosquito targeted is not native to North America (it came from Africa on slave ships in the 1600’s) so this would be wiping out a nonnative species responsible for millions of deaths each year across the planet.

This approach has been used successfully in Brazil in battling Zika, a disease that has caused horrible birth defects in children. It makes the mosquito offspring sterile.

what exactly are people afraid of?
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This technology is fairly straightforward and certainly has no effect on humans. The mosquito targeted is not native to North America (it came from Africa on slave ships in the 1600’s) so this would be wiping out a nonnative species responsible for millions of deaths each year across the planet.

This approach has been used successfully in Brazil in battling Zika, a disease that has caused horrible birth defects in children. It makes the mosquito offspring sterile.

what exactly are people afraid of?
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Originally Posted by 71Outrage View Post
This technology is fairly straightforward and certainly has no effect on humans. The mosquito targeted is not native to North America (it came from Africa on slave ships in the 1600’s) so this would be wiping out a nonnative species responsible for millions of deaths each year across the planet.

This approach has been used successfully in Brazil in battling Zika, a disease that has caused horrible birth defects in children. It makes the mosquito offspring sterile.

what exactly are people afraid of?
They don't understand genetics
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Originally Posted by Halifaxriverrat View Post
Coming to the Keys. What could possible go wrong.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/florida-r...155808739.html
you tell us. what could?
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When your entire scientific education consists of watching Jurassic Park, science becomes black magic witchcraft. JuJu baaad......
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Originally Posted by AquaWhaler View Post
When your entire scientific education consists of watching Jurassic Park, science becomes black magic witchcraft. JuJu baaad......
sadly, Jurassic Park is a common response to the OP's question of "what could go wrong?"
Can't count how many times I've heard "well, haven't you seen Jurassic Park?!!!"
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Nothing. This is universally a good thing. Don’t listen to the screech machine.
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Love bugs were gonna eat them all.

How did that work out?
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Originally Posted by 20biminitwist View Post
Love bugs were gonna eat them all.

How did that work out?
love bugs were gonna eat what all?
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Originally Posted by coores14 View Post
love bugs were gonna eat what all?
Lost tourists?
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Life finds a way?
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Originally Posted by gofastsandman View Post
Lost tourists?
car paint.
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Originally Posted by AquaWhaler View Post
When your entire scientific education consists of watching Jurassic Park, science becomes black magic witchcraft. JuJu baaad......

LOL... hate to read that after do gooders dug them bats from caves and trashed the world we knew. Have some humility bud.
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Originally Posted by coores14 View Post
car paint.
Bounce sheets?
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florida has been the testing ground for all kinds of good intentioned experiments like this. What can go wrong? Love bugs, water hyacinths, .......................
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Originally Posted by billinstuart View Post
florida has been the testing ground for all kinds of good intentioned experiments like this. What can go wrong? Love bugs, water hyacinths, .......................
neither of those were experiments. so you tell us, what could go wrong?
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Originally Posted by billinstuart View Post
florida has been the testing ground for all kinds of good intentioned experiments like this. What can go wrong? Love bugs, water hyacinths, .......................
I just knew someone was going to bring up love bugs. Urban legend says that it was a UF experiment to control mosquitoes. As with most urban legends, it’s just not true.
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Originally Posted by Belzelbub View Post
I just knew someone was going to bring up love bugs. Urban legend says that it was a UF experiment to control mosquitoes. As with most urban legends, it’s just not true.
I was trying to tease it out of them because I knew what they were trying to get at, but thank you for just straight up calling BS on it.
what's even funnier is that Love bugs feed on mostly nectar. They don't/can't eat other insects.

and the Hyacinth thing? An experiment? say wha?
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These mosquitoes have been used in other parts of the world with no issues. Fear mongering and ignorance are the only objections here.

But if anyone has a legitimate concern I would love to hear it?
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Good read on lovebug migrations and the myths that accompany them.

https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/publication/IN694

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