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Re: Fw: Mosquitoes now anthrax immunity

Wonder if that makes him highly attractive for special forces duty?

Melody, IA (Z 5/4)

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
--Albert Einstein

 --- On Tue 07/13, Kitty < kmrsy@comcast.net > wrote:
From: Kitty [mailto: kmrsy@comcast.net]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2004 12:42:39 -0500
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Fw: Mosquitoes

Your immunity made me think of my nephew. It turns out he has a
natural<br>immunity to Anthrax, of all things.<br>Kitty<br><br>-----
Original Message ----- <br>From: "Judy L Browning"
<judybrowning@lewiston.com><br>To: <gardenchat@hort.net><br>Sent:
Tuesday, July 13, 2004 12:08 PM<br>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Fw:
Mosquitoes<br><br><br>> I hope something is helpful. When I was 8-9
years old we spent most of one<br>> summer helping my gramma with the
cattle at pasture in the mountains. Best<br>> grass was in marshy
meadows, but you couln't leave them in one place or<br>> they'd destroy
it. Every week or so we'd go round them all up & move them<br>to<br>> a
different meadow. Luckily they were used to following the sound of
the<br>> bells we put on several of the big mama cows. So once we got
those<br>moving,<br>> the others mostly just fell in behind. They were
barely smart enough to<br>> trust us to take them to greener pastures.
To get to my point, that first<br>> summer the skeeters thought I was
delicious. head to toe itchy bumps.<br>After<br>> about a month though,
I developed an immunity & the few bites I got didn't<br>> itch or swell
at all. Lasted the rest of that & subsequent summers when I<br>> had
high exposure to mosquitos. When I went away to college, my
exposure<br>> dropped & so did my immunity, darn it.<br>> ----- Original
Message -----<br>> From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net><br>> To:
<gardenchat@hort.net><br>> Sent: Monday, July 12, 2004 9:37 PM<br>>
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Fw: Mosquitoes<br>><br>><br>> > Judy,<br>> > Thanks
for the list. I wonder if the clear (or as I've heard
it<br>referred<br>> > to, "white") vanilla works better than the brown.
It is available here.<br>> > Costs more but is necessary if your recipe
needs to stay white-white<br>> rather<br>> > than off-white.<br>> ><br>>
> I'm already taking doses of B6 and B12 for CTS, maybe I should toss
in<br>the<br>> > B1.<br>> ><br>> > Kitty<br>> ><br>> > ----- Original
Message -----<br>> > From: "Judy L Browning"

> To: <gardenchat@hort.net><br>> > Sent: Monday, July 12, 2004 7:22
PM<br>> > Subject: [CHAT] Fw: Mosquitoes<br>> ><br>> ><br>> > > From a
friend of a friend in Alaska, maybe bigger skeeters than<br>>
Minnesota.<br>> > > Some suggestions we've already seen, couple of
different ones. I use<br>> skin<br>> > so<br>> > > soft on a damp
washcloth. Keep it in a baggie in my pocket, so I can<br>> wipe<br>> >
on<br>> > > more every hour or so. Not sure how that would work in
fierce<br>humidity,<br>> > maybe<br>> > > mixing it with alcohol would
be better then.<br>> > > ----- Original Message -----<br>> > >
From:Tami<br>> > > It's about that time folks - so thought I'd send out
this<br>reminder!!!!<br>> > ><br>> > > OK, mosquitos... prepare to be
repelled!!!!!<br>> > ><br>> > > Use Bounce Fabric Softener Sheets...Best
thing ever used in<br>> > Louisiana..just<br>> > > wipe on & go...Great
for Babies<br>> > ><br>> > > Bob, a fisherman, takes one vitamin B-1
tablet a day April<br>> > > through October . He said it works. He was
right. Hasn't had a<br>mosquito<br>> > bite<br>> > > in 33 years. Try
it. Every one he has talked into trying it works on<br>> them.<br>> > >
Vitimin B-1( Thiamine Hydrochloride 100 mg.)<br>> > ><br>> > > If you
eat bananas, the mosquitos like you, - something about
the<br>banana<br>> > oil<br>> > > as your body processes it. Stop eating
bananas for the summer and the<br>> > > mosquitos will be much less
interested.<br>> > ><br>> > > This is going to floor you, but one of the
best insect repellents<br>> someone<br>> > > found (who is in the woods
every day), is Vick's Vaporub.<br>> > ><br>> > > Plant marigolds around
the yard, the flowers give off a smell that<br>bugs<br>> do<br>> >
not<br>> > > like, so plant some in that garden also to help ward off
bugs without<br>> > using<br>> > > insecticides.<br>> > ><br>> > >
"Tough guy" Marines who spend a great deal of time "camping out"
say<br>> that<br>> > the<br>> > > very best mosquito repellant you can
use is Avon Skin-So-Soft bath oil<br>> > mixed<b

> > > about half and half with alcohol.<br>> > ><br>> > > One of the
best natural insect repellants that I've discovered is made<br>> >
from<br>> > > the clear real vanilla. This is the pure Vanilla that is
sold in<br>Mexico.<br>> > It<br>> > > works great for mosquitoes and
ticks, don't know about other insects.<br>> > ><br>> > ><br>> > ><br>> >
> When all else fails--get a frog<br>> > > Fight West Nile.....pass this
along to all your friends in skeeter<br>> land!!!<br>> > ><br>> > >
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