Mosquito uses

blissv at nmhu.campus.mci.net blissv at nmhu.campus.mci.net
Fri Jan 9 16:04:31 EST 1998


Not to forget  that there is the possibility of taming mosquitos at which
time they make wonderful pets, loyal and easily trained to clean up messes
in the orchard.

Hi, Jack..thanks for the levity this morning! You're always reliable for a
good belly-laugh among other things. I'll  send the pictures off today. Glad
you liked the books and goodies. Give a pet to Rio and Phoebe for me.  I
think you should come here to see me after you're at Cross Timbers. All in
favor say  'I'!  I! 
xoxox
Vinca


At 12:31 PM 1/9/98 -0500, you wrote:
>Mosquitoes can be seen as unused resources of the highest value...
>
>Bloodletting, for instance, has been seen by some of the US's greatest
>doctors (such as George Washington's own presidential doctor) as a great
>benefit to health, even having amazing curative powers. I once saw a
>mosquito, down on the Navasota River here in Texas, drag a yearling calf
>about 50 yards into the brush. By the time I could run to help it had been
>sucked completely dry, but presumably the calf's health had reached great
>heights before its mysterious death.
>
>Mosquitoes are also known to be an effective aid in weight loss. The
>incessant slapping and moving around necessary to avoid excessively-healthy
>bloodletting episodes like the one recounted above can burn large amounts
>of calories, and greatly increases muscle tone in legs and upper arms.
>Mosquitoes also carry several diseases proven to be highly effective in
>weight loss. 
>
>Mosquitoes can greatly increase mental and aural acuity. What other aid can
>so powerfully concentrate our hearing and mental attention as the sound of
>a mosquito whining 'round our beds at night?
>
>Mosquitoes are a great protectant against rampant Kudzu vinces. Many are
>the times when I have become almost completely exhausted from attempting to
>outrun Kudzu vines, but was kept going in my efforts by the even-greater
>need to outrun hungry mosquitoes, some of them carrying clearly-illegal
>automatic weapons. 
>
>And finally, mosquito meat is highly under-rated, under-used, is nutritious
>and has a very high dress-out ratio. The average 180-pound mosquito, for
>instance, will dress out to just a little over 100 pounds of (red) meat!
>Tastes a lot like chicken. And let's not forget the value of tough,
>attractive, long-lasting mosquito leather!
>
>It's time we began utilizing this plentiful resource instead of complaining
>about its ubiquity. 
>
>Next week: Another under-utilized resource, Land Pirhannas (also known as
>Chihuahuas)...
>
>Jack
>
>



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