Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Why do Honey Bees die after they sting you?

Aidan, Adrian, Cameron, Cody

Honey Bees cannot pull their stinger out like a wasp. They have a barbed stinger which means it stays inside of you. When they try to pull it out they loose it as well as parts of its digestive tract, muscles and nerves.

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Why do mosquito bites itch?

Dora, Alisha, Aaliyah, Mia

Mosquitoes are a small family of blood eating pests. Mosquitoes puncture the skin and release a small amount of saliva into the wound. Your immune system reacts by releasing a histamine which affects the area around the wound. This causes a red bump or wheal. Histamine is an organic nitrogen. When the blood vessels expand nerves in an area you feel this itchy section.

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