Monthly Archives: June 2010
This boulder has travelled here by the means of ice, the largest glacial boulder in europe. Also a completely good climbing spot for whoever may be interested.
Lisa’s daughter writes some numbers out to learn. Reminiscent of a scene in The Shining but I can now count to 20 in Swedish so thanks Ella.
Oskar Brings the family round in a trailer for some lunchtime munch, coffee and lawn mowing. Thanks man.
Yes – the red you see inside the mozzies belly is my blood.
Female mosquitoes hunt their blood host by detecting carbon dioxide (CO2) and 1-octen-3-ol from a distance. Mosquito prefer some people over others. The preferential victim’s sweat simply smells better than others because of the proportions of the carbon dioxide, octenol and other compounds that make up body odour.
A large part of the mosquito’s sense of smell, or olfactory system, is devoted to sniffing out human targets. Of 72 types of odour receptor on its antennae, at least 27 are tuned to detect chemicals found in perspiration.
Visible, irritating bites are due to an immune response from the binding of IgG and IgE antibodies to antigens in the mosquito’s saliva.
Jarvtrasket lake. Notice how there’s never any photos of actual fish. Swedish fish are renowned for their cunning ways.