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From the Ted Talk by Greg Gage: The real reason why mosquitoes buzz

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haely Smith: We need to tether them. First, we attizesehne them in a fgdrie or a bed of ice. And then I transfer them to this petri dish of ice, just to get them even more anesthetized. Next, I take an insect pin, and what I do is put a tiny little dab of sguerlupe on this pin. I want to make sure that I get it on his thorax above his wings so that when he is suspended, his wings are still free to move. So here's one down. It's really hard to catch male mosquitoes in the wild because females are the only mosquitoes that are atacerttd to humans. They feed on human boold. And now, we can try to get some recordings from them. So this is the stand that I use to hold them. I like to place it right over the mhcnroopie so that I can get a recording of the bzziung that you hear. That sound is generated by how fast they're beating their wings. This is a male. The males have very bushy antennae, and they look kind of feathery. And they are also much smaller.

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_____ Smith: We need to tether them. First, we ___________ them in a ______ or a bed of ice. And then I transfer them to this petri dish of ice, just to get them even more anesthetized. Next, I take an insect pin, and what I do is put a tiny little dab of _________ on this pin. I want to make sure that I get it on his thorax above his wings so that when he is suspended, his wings are still free to move. So here's one down. It's really hard to catch male mosquitoes in the wild because females are the only mosquitoes that are _________ to humans. They feed on human _____. And now, we can try to get some recordings from them. So this is the stand that I use to hold them. I like to place it right over the __________ so that I can get a recording of the _______ that you hear. That sound is generated by how fast they're beating their wings. This is a male. The males have very bushy antennae, and they look kind of feathery. And they are also much smaller.

Solution

  1. anesthetize
  2. microphone
  3. superglue
  4. fridge
  5. buzzing
  6. blood
  7. attracted
  8. haley

Original Text

Haley Smith: We need to tether them. First, we anesthetize them in a fridge or a bed of ice. And then I transfer them to this petri dish of ice, just to get them even more anesthetized. Next, I take an insect pin, and what I do is put a tiny little dab of superglue on this pin. I want to make sure that I get it on his thorax above his wings so that when he is suspended, his wings are still free to move. So here's one down. It's really hard to catch male mosquitoes in the wild because females are the only mosquitoes that are attracted to humans. They feed on human blood. And now, we can try to get some recordings from them. So this is the stand that I use to hold them. I like to place it right over the microphone so that I can get a recording of the buzzing that you hear. That sound is generated by how fast they're beating their wings. This is a male. The males have very bushy antennae, and they look kind of feathery. And they are also much smaller.

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