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Smell

smell

(Science: physiology)

1. The sense or faculty by which certain qualities of bodies are perceived through the instrumentally of the olfactory nerves. See Sense.

2. The quality of any thing or substance, or emanation therefrom, which affects the olfactory organs; odour; scent; fragrance; perfume; as, the smell of mint. Breathing the smell of field and grove. (milton) That which, above all others, yields the sweetest smell in the air, is the violent. (bacon)

Synonym: scent, odour, perfume, fragrance.

Origin: OE. Smel, smil, smul, smeol. See Smell.


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Why can't bugs sense danger (like avoid being stepped on)?

... sneaker unless you were looking to be crushed! Seems hard not to notice that a huge white rubber thing which smashes might be dangerous.. the smell of my feet alone should have deterred him, hah. Why do bugs act in that way?

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by Thrylix
Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:48 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why can't bugs sense danger (like avoid being stepped on)?
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Views: 187

Smell Signposts for Engangered Species

I have a quick proposition for an experiment. For the purpose of protecting endangered species, perhaps a succession of smell 'signposts' could be built. Each would contain the scent of food from not only the area of the signpost, but also neighboring areas. Building many of these ...

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by davidelkins777
Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:39 am
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Smell Signposts for Engangered Species
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Views: 275

Help! ANT COLLONY!! I have a QUEEN ANT --- now what?

Hi, I hope it's not too late for a reply. If you didn't collect more ants so far, I wouldn't try it anymore. Most likely the colony smell is gone by now and it can be quite hard to get "strangers" accepted into a colony. If there are still pupae around, you could give those to ...

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by Tricho
Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:48 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Help! ANT COLLONY!! I have a QUEEN ANT --- now what?
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Views: 1439

HELP with planaria...

There are lots of experiments you can do with planaria without cutting them up! Light sensitivity, what is their favourite smell? colour of substrate, how strong must the temptation be to make them cross a white line etc. The best thing is if you colour spot individuals, and find that ...

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by animartco
Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:35 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: HELP with planaria...
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Views: 15587

Re: Human body odor

Body odor is a perceived unpleasant smell our bodies can give off when bacteria that live on the skin break down sweat into acids - some say it is the smell of bacteria growing on the body, but it really is the result of bacteria breaking down ...

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by elizabeth35
Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:45 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Human body odor
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