From: Steph Parker
To: Dave Hamilton
Date: Aug 29 1998 5:38:50 am
Subject: Salt
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Hello Dave!

Sunday August 23 1998 13:16, Dave Hamilton wrote to Steph Parker:

SP>> I have heard that mosquitoes don't like people with 'O' type
SP>> blood maybe fleas are similar.

DH> I must confess to not knowing any of the blood types in my family
DH> including my own.

Well, you should at least know your own.

SP>> Though one reason that a lot of people think that they don't
SP>> get bitten is because they don't get the reaction to the
SP>> bites that most people do and this can be due to not being
SP>> allergic to the bite (actually the anaesthetic injected).

DH> That is very true, and applies to animals as well. Some dogs are
DH> more sensitive to flea bites than others and nibble away chunks
DH> of fur.

DH> The same may be true of mosquitos. As far as I can tell, my
DH> german shepherd is not bothered by them at all, but it could
DH> be that they burrow into the fur and anaethetize the site.

My father never reacts to mosquito bites, even after he has splatted them
while they are sucking on his arm.

Steph

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