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    Default Sterile males are the answer to population control…...

    …..numbers reduced by 80%……………….. in mosquitos in a Queensland town.

    http://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs...d-town/9968114



    "Australian scientists say the initial results of a project to desex deadly mosquitoes are promising.Researchers have released more than 1 million sterile Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in several communities near Innisfail, south of Cairns, in far north Queensland.
    The mosquitoes, which are native to Africa, are responsible for spreading diseases like dengue fever and the zika virus."

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/analysis-and-opinion/

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    Default Re: Sterile males are the answer to population control…...

    You are aware that human male fertility has been declining steadily for decades now?
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    Default Re: Sterile males are the answer to population control…...

    For some of us, it took much less time than that.

    - Signed, "glad to be a sports model"

    What are you doing about it?




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    Sports model, hmmmph. Form follows function.
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    Default Re: Sterile males are the answer to population control…...

    You realize that only works if the females have a brain like a mosquito, and don't know which males are sterile, right?
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    WOuld it be be better named Innes FAIL!
    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    …..numbers reduced by 80%……………….. in mosquitos in a Queensland town.

    http://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs...d-town/9968114



    "Australian scientists say the initial results of a project to desex deadly mosquitoes are promising.Researchers have released more than 1 million sterile Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in several communities near Innisfail, south of Cairns, in far north Queensland.
    The mosquitoes, which are native to Africa, are responsible for spreading diseases like dengue fever and the zika virus."

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/analysis-and-opinion/
    Xanthorrea

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    Worked to eradicate the screw worm fly from the Rio Grande Valley

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomF View Post
    You are aware that human male fertility has been declining steadily for decades now?
    You mean there is hope for all the other species we haven't wiped out yet?

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    Default Re: Sterile males are the answer to population control…...

    Researchers have released more than 1 million sterile Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in several communities near Innisfail, south of Cairns, in far north Queensland.
    The mosquitoes, which are native to Africa, are responsible for spreading diseases like dengue fever and the zika virus."
    Yeah... nothing could go wrong there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianW View Post
    Yeah... nothing could go wrong there.
    Mosquito males don't bite, live on wildflower nectar and are a significant pollinator………………………...

    But that Aedes aegypti has quite small numbers in Aus., for mosquitos…..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Orca View Post
    For some of us, it took much less time than that.

    - Signed, "glad to be a sports model"
    Oh, that's great! I need to remember that one.

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    As a reminder futile female mammals can smell a sterile male and more likely reject them as mates.

    the upside is: once a straight man goes snippity crickets - there always is more time for sailing and more active outdoor pursuits.
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    Default Re: Sterile males are the answer to population control…...

    Tell me more about this 'can smell a sterile male'. Are you saying a castrate? Vasectomy? Just dead swimmers?
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    Default Re: Sterile males are the answer to population control…...

    Pheromones are more important to humans than humans like to admit, or for most more than they ever know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George Jung View Post
    Tell me more about this 'can smell a sterile male'. Are you saying a castrate? Vasectomy? Just dead swimmers?
    yes that includes vasectomies. Also males who receive vasectomies release pheromones that suggest a poor partner.

    Their are other bad side effects (that are not disclosed at the vasectomy consultations) that inhibit procreation once a male gets a V. Just a like women who go on the pill and are in a long term relationship have deminished interest in sex and smell less interesting to males.

    Other tidbits on the big V. Many men experience lesser orgasms than prior to the ops and therefore are less interested in copulation. Add that to a long term coupling, no wonder so many men turn to boating and other reliefs in a mid life crisis after getting the procedure. Moreover their lovely partner will experience harsher menapause symptoms and more dramatic hormone fluxuations due to thier mans lack of sexual interest, physical contact and intercourse. It later plays out in unexplained tremendous resentment and physical-emotional separation.

    read or ask about men who get thier vasectomies reversed... they tend to be happier and more well rounded.
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    Default Re: Sterile males are the answer to population control…...

    Sterile males and futile females, sounds like the beginning of a limerick

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    Default Re: Sterile males are the answer to population control…...

    Sterilization of approximately 6 million poor males aroused a great deal of country-wide indignation :

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-30040790

    https://www.indiatoday.in/magazine/g...855-2014-11-07

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