Freeze Survivor

Posted by Steve Leader on February 3, 2014
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The freezing weather we had several weeks ago, combined with a new blast of cold air expected this week, won’t make much of a dent in the number of mosquitoes that are laying low, waiting to grow up.

Oregon State University professor Sujaya Rao, an entomologist, says mosquito larvae can withstand quite a freeze.  She says their bodies contain a chemical …

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