Scientific Study Finds “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” by Skrillex Stops Mosquitos from Having Sex

Researchers concluded that the observations from this analysis may be used to help develop new approaches to stop diseases.

A study recently published in the journal Acta Tropica on mosquito feeding and breeding habits found that the insects are less likely to eat or reproduce when the tune”Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” by Skrillex is playing. The type of mosquito was the Aedes aegypti, also called. 

Researchers noted that it is known that music before detailing the experiment – and more specifically, Skrillex’s breakout singlevibrations – disrupt mating habits. They found that the sound makes it harder for them to receive signals. 

For the experiment, researchers created a”music-on” and”music-off” environment where they studied the Aedes aegypti and came to some conclusions.  

Mosquitos in the surroundings were less likely to reproduce than mosquitos from the atmosphere that is music-off and were less likely to feed on the host that is provided. Researchers believe that these findings may be used to help develop more ways to control Aedes-carried ailments. 

The abstract of the full study can be obtained here

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