Details on the structure of the mosquito's legs and the wetting phenomenon, the effect of the skin surface on the landing behavior, the effect of silicone oil, the way to create a skin surface that mosquitoes dislike are reported. Additionally, the repellent effects of hippopotamus red sweat, which can also wet mosquito legs, is also reported.
Mosquito Leg Structure and Wetting Phenomenon
Research results on the structural features of mosquito legs and the contact angle on the target surface are introduced.
On What Type of Surface Can Mosquitoes not Land?
The experimental results on the relationship between legs and wettability, which affects the landing behavior of mosquitoes, are introduced.
Effect of Silicone Oil
The results of observing the accretion behavior of mosquitoes on a surface coated with a hydrophilic/hydrophobic liquid are reported.
Creation of a Skin Surface that Mosquitoes Dislike
A repellent technology that is different from conventional products, which creates a skin surface that mosquitoes repel and prevents humans from being bitten by mosquitoes is introduced.
Hippopotamus Secretion (red sweat) Has the Same Properties
An example in nature, the red sweat of a hippopotamus has also been shown to be effective in suppressing mosquito accretion.