The Kite Patch

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The Kite Patch

Post by wackyjacky » Sat Aug 09, 2014 10:26 am

It's a small (maybe 1"x 1") nontoxic patch that blocks mosquito's ability to detect CO2 for up to 48 hrs. It was backed by Bill & Melinda Gates & the NIH. They're looking for organizations to distribute product as we speak. Kite's website - http://www.kitepatch.com/#" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: The Kite Patch

Post by potty » Sat Aug 09, 2014 10:33 am

it [s]can[/s] HAS to be applied to clothing...

what are the ingredients of this magic (probably) fragrance thing ?
What are Kite Patch’s active ingredients?
Our scientists have developed patent-pending and proprietary (trade secret) formulas that utilize breakthrough compounds found in food flavors and fragrances that specifically target the mosquitoes’ receptor neurons used to detect carbon dioxide.
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Re: The Kite Patch

Post by wackyjacky » Sat Aug 09, 2014 10:46 am

They're not letting on.
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Re: The Kite Patch

Post by potty » Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:00 am

its interesting that it is NOT for the skin and meant to stick on clothes.

i think its easy, what plants to use... wondered about those myself already...

the ones, a certain butterfly is breeding on :)
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Re: The Kite Patch

Post by potty » Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:02 am

i also need a financial sponsor...

i have good ideas, and after finishing the investigation of my life, i know what makes an impact...

:please:

health-field mainly
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Re: The Kite Patch

Post by potty » Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:34 am

perhaps one basis could be co2-receptor antagonists (e.g. butanal, couldnt find others) ?

there is the reserach, but still doesnt say what it is...
http://www.grandchallenges.org/ControlI ... viors.aspx
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Re: The Kite Patch

Post by potty » Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:46 am

Chemicals like hexanal block the CO2 receptor; others, such as 2-butanone, mimic CO2's activity, fooling insects into thinking CO2 is present. Ray is most excited about the third class - ultra-prolonged activators of the CO2 receptor, such as 2,3-butanedione. 'Even brief exposure can stimulate the sensory neuron so strongly it keeps firing for several minutes, preventing CO2 detection,' he says.
http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/News/ ... 061101.asp
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Re: The Kite Patch

Post by OrangeDragon » Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:04 pm

I've been bugging them [hi vlad] to send me a few here since they first launched the kickstarter. They still won't ship outside the US, I think for fear of Chinese duplication before they have their time on the market. Frustrating to say the least. Perhaps i'll add it to my import list, since I'll be there to receive them.
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Re: The Kite Patch

Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Sat Aug 09, 2014 3:56 pm

Not on skin? Maybe 1000% DEET.
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Re: The Kite Patch

Post by 0to60 » Sat Aug 09, 2014 7:04 pm

Citronella, possibly?
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