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According to wikipedia, female mosquitos (the ones that bite) use the protein in our blood to provide nutrition for their eggs.

I was lying in bed the other day with mosquito's bothering me, and had one coming. So I thought, this will teach these no-good insects to be bothering me! But then it struck me that they might actually like it because of the protein.

Since they're after the protein in our blood, and I'd imagine that a fart is a very creamy soup of proteins indeed, maybe it won't chase them away.

So I held it in. Did I do the right thing?

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    $\begingroup$ Lol farts are not a creamy soup of protein. oddee.com/item_98612.aspx $\endgroup$ – Bob Mar 7 '17 at 12:36
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    $\begingroup$ "I'd imagine that a fart is a very creamy soup of proteins" you sure you're talking about fart here? ;) $\endgroup$ – another 'Homo sapien' Mar 7 '17 at 12:36
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    $\begingroup$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because we are trying to maintain a scientific stack. Far fetched trivial questions on gaseous (or other rearward O.o) output do not belong here imo. $\endgroup$ – AliceD Mar 7 '17 at 12:36
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    $\begingroup$ @MarcoPrins do you mean, in a way, why do we call brain as 'encephalon' even if no layman uses or understands it anyways? Anyways, I downvoted because the base of your question "I'd imagine that a fart is a very creamy soup of proteins" is wrong. $\endgroup$ – another 'Homo sapien' Mar 7 '17 at 12:44
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    $\begingroup$ I confess. I didn't really hold it in. $\endgroup$ – Marco Prins Mar 7 '17 at 19:50
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Apart for the fact that your question is deeply strange, I will try to reply to you.

Mosquitoes are attracted by several factors that make them able to recognize their prey; two of these are: Warm bodies and CO2.

CO2 is the product of your mitochondrial respiration, when you breath out from your lungs you expel liters of this gas. This is how mosquitoes understand that you are alive. You are warm and you breath !

One of the devices used to kill mosquitoes is in fact a giant vacum cleaner that warms up till 37°C and emits CO2, by burning gas.

Going forward with your question: Let's speak about farts. Farts are not "a soup of proteins". Farts are gasses (mostly methane) and CO2 produced by bacterias during the decomposition of the food that you ingest. That is also why your excrements smells more when you don't poop for a long time. They fermented more :P.

So, since it is true that part of a fart is composed by CO2 and they produce a warm cloud around you, I would say YES, they do attract female mosquitoes. But so do you. So release your gasses, or stop to breath at all.

Hope I've replied to all your doubts. Cheers

I didn't know we were peer-reviewed. Here my references.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flatulence .

https://www.amazon.com/Lehninger-Principles-Biochemistry-Fourth-Nelson/dp/0716743396 .

http://labs.russell.wisc.edu/mosquitosite/preventing-mosquito-bites/carbon-dioxide-baited-mosquito-traps/ .

A biologist.

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    $\begingroup$ Please add some references to your answer. $\endgroup$ – another 'Homo sapien' Mar 7 '17 at 12:49

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