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#21 Postby Lifelinking » August 1st, 2007, 6:36 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

I only said "Dag Nabbit"...because it appears that you folks don't cus on this site



I was soooooo tempted........


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#22 Postby Goldie » August 1st, 2007, 6:41 pm

:hilarity:
Ummmm.... I married a LOGGER! (Tho he is no longer one) You think I can't cus?
I can, and often do, cus like a Soprano! (as in Tony Soprano)

I try to keep it to a minimum, tho. :grin:
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#23 Postby lewist » August 1st, 2007, 11:32 pm

Someone on the Black Isle has brought out an anti-midge patch in the style of the anti smoking patch. They say it does actually work. It was featured on Reporting Scotland but I can't find the item on the BBC News website. If I come across it I'll give the link.

I had a puncture on Saturday and in the fifteen minutes it took me to change the wheel I had several bites. :sad:

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#24 Postby Goldie » August 1st, 2007, 11:48 pm

What exactly is a midge? a biting fly?
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#25 Postby Alan C. » August 2nd, 2007, 12:02 am

The midge is just a wee beastie - with a big impact. There have been letters, books and poems written about it. The midge has been sworn at in countless languages. It costs the tourism industry millions of pounds every year. And still very little has been done to spare us the attentions of the pest. Someone came up with a way of ridding huge areas of the pest but the conservation lobby stopped it from happening - they said it was an important part of the food cycle and that removing the midge would have severe effects upon our native wildlife.

ImageThey are tiny, no they are minuscule, but boy can they bite.
Only the females bite, bloody typical!
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#26 Postby Goldie » August 2nd, 2007, 12:05 am

Alan C. wrote:
The midge is just a wee beastie - with a big impact. There have been letters, books and poems written about it. The midge has been sworn at in countless languages. It costs the tourism industry millions of pounds every year. And still very little has been done to spare us the attentions of the pest. Someone came up with a way of ridding huge areas of the pest but the conservation lobby stopped it from happening - they said it was an important part of the food cycle and that removing the midge would have severe effects upon our native wildlife.

ImageThey are tiny, no they are minuscule, but boy can they bite.
Only the females bite, bloody typical!

It looks like a mosquito...are they the same, then?
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#27 Postby Alan C. » August 2nd, 2007, 12:13 am

Goldie wrote:
Alan C. wrote:
The midge is just a wee beastie - with a big impact. There have been letters, books and poems written about it. The midge has been sworn at in countless languages. It costs the tourism industry millions of pounds every year. And still very little has been done to spare us the attentions of the pest. Someone came up with a way of ridding huge areas of the pest but the conservation lobby stopped it from happening - they said it was an important part of the food cycle and that removing the midge would have severe effects upon our native wildlife.

ImageThey are tiny, no they are minuscule, but boy can they bite.
Only the females bite, bloody typical!

It looks like a mosquito...are they the same, then?
No, Midges don't carry any disease (that I know of)
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#28 Postby Alan C. » August 2nd, 2007, 12:17 am

Here's a link for anybody that wants to know more about the Scottish Midge.
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Re: Mosquito bites

#29 Postby lewist » September 30th, 2016, 12:02 pm

I was told the other day by a Humanist Celebrant who does a lot of weddings al fresco that the latest thing for the midges is Vicks. Smidge was getting the plaudits but... :smile:
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Re: Mosquito bites

#30 Postby Alan H » September 30th, 2016, 12:49 pm

lewist wrote:I was told the other day by a Humanist Celebrant who does a lot of weddings al fresco that the latest thing for the midges is Vicks. Smidge was getting the plaudits but... :smile:

Worth a try for those inflicted by the little monsters!
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