Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Body painting may protect indigenous peoples

“Using sticky plastic models with differently painted surfaces, researchers showed that zebra stripes painted onto the body can protect against biting insects. Relative to a striped mannequin, a brown painted model attracted 10 times more horseflies, while a beige one lured in twice the number as the striped figure. “

Dark bodies attract many more pests and insects than light bodies. White stripes on dark bodies protects.

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