What if you can make ANY thing go extinct.

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Re: What if you can make ANY thing go extinct.

Postby thunderlakitu » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:44 pm

Mosquitoes, they are useless parasites and if you get rid of them you wouldn't change the ecosystem that much...

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Re: What if you can make ANY thing go extinct.

Postby Aero » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:18 pm

thunderlakitu wrote:
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Mosquitoes, they are useless parasites and if you get rid of them you wouldn't change the ecosystem that much...
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Most mosquitoes are harmless to humans and some are important for certain ecosystems which when removed can cause more problems than mosquitoes do.

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Re: What if you can make ANY thing go extinct.

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Re: What if you can make ANY thing go extinct.

Postby Enjl » Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:31 am

GhostHawk wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:18 pm
thunderlakitu wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:44 pm
Mosquitoes, they are useless parasites and if you get rid of them you wouldn't change the ecosystem that much...
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Most mosquitoes are harmless to humans and some are important for certain ecosystems which when removed can cause more problems than mosquitoes do.
I was curious so I looked into it more and I can't find any source stating that mosquitos fill any irreplacable niches in any ecosystem... moreso the contrary. However I did find someone stating that, while the ecosystems will recover after a short "hiccup", the increase in human health and population thanks to the eradication of diseases like malaria could bring up entirely seperate problems.
https://www.nature.com/news/2010/100721 ... 6432a.html
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Re: What if you can make ANY thing go extinct.

Postby PopYoshi » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:04 am

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Re: What if you can make ANY thing go extinct.

Postby Aero » Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:10 pm

Enjl wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:31 am
I was curious so I looked into it more and I can't find any source stating that mosquitos fill any irreplacable niches in any ecosystem... moreso the contrary. However I did find someone stating that, while the ecosystems will recover after a short "hiccup", the increase in human health and population thanks to the eradication of diseases like malaria could bring up entirely seperate problems.
https://www.nature.com/news/2010/100721 ... 6432a.html
While they're not an important species in the food web, they are more important in some ecosystems than others. Arctic mosquitoes in particular have a greater impact, and there isn't full agreement on the results of eradicating them would be in the arctic region as that nature article mentioned, and also discussed here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2017 ... osquitoes/

There's also the question of how mosquitoes would be eradicated would affect ecosystems and the environment. DDT was used to wipe them out before but that obviously had the major downside of creating a hole in the ozone layer that would kill pretty much everything if nothing was done about it. So like if there were a goal to safely eradicate all disease vector mosquitoes (which are an overwhelming minority of mosquitoes) in a safe way then yeah that makes sense, but going after all of them when they're harmless still seems like a big risk.
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Re: What if you can make ANY thing go extinct.

Postby Thehelmetguy1 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:55 pm

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Re: What if you can make ANY thing go extinct.

Postby PopYoshi » Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:33 pm

thehelmetguy1 wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:55 pm
PopYoshi wrote:
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Re: What if you can make ANY thing go extinct.

Postby PixelPest » Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:34 pm

I'm locking this thread since although sadly this topic does present some great and interesting opportunities for discussion, people have demonstrated that they can't handle it and post within the rules


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