Why a mosquito wasnot died after 2 minutes in a Microwave ?

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Why a mosquito wasnot died after 2 minutes in a Microwave ?

Post by cobi » Sat Aug 13, 2005 1:50 am

By chance, I had an experiment as following: I put an mosquito in a microwave oven but the mosquito was not died for 2 minutes!

Some one can explain for me the reasons why the above mosquito wasnot died?

Thank you very much in advance!

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Post by mith » Sat Aug 13, 2005 6:03 am

Simple, uneven heating.
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Post by Dr.Stein » Sat Aug 13, 2005 6:06 am

Did you plug in the cord? What about the temperature?
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Post by Vada » Sat Aug 13, 2005 1:35 pm

Hahaha.. Dr.Stein is right..
Hm, I thought I ever read about mosquitos, about uneven heating too, but I forgot it.. :cry:
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Post by MrMistery » Sat Aug 13, 2005 8:40 pm

What's the deal with uneven heating? I have never heard of it...
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Post by mith » Sat Aug 13, 2005 10:01 pm

The microwaves don't spread over the whole oven. Try heating a plate of food and you'll find that some parts will be hot and some will be cold. Anything the size of an ant or so would be able to crawl to the cooler areas.
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Post by Jelanen » Sun Aug 14, 2005 1:18 am

Yeah, microwave ovens don't irradiate the whole compartment evenly. Somewhere I read that most have "hot" zones about the shape of a mushroom centered in the middle of the oven. That prolly varies from oven to oven though. Thats why ovens have rotating platters and you have to stop and stir to get evenly heated food.
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Post by cobi » Sun Aug 14, 2005 3:15 am

Thanks for sharing the information! Is there any other reason? I don't think that the uneven heating only!
How about the reason related to the mosquito body composition?
There is just a very little of water in the hungry mosquito , so the mosquito is not absorbed the microvave radiant, induce the mosquito is not be heated, and still alive? Is that right? (I don't know exactly how much the containing water in the mosquito body composition, just thinking)

This is my thinking in these days~

Dr.Stein wrote:Did you plug in the cord? What about the temperature?

Don't think so! I have checked rightly and the used temperature was high enough to cook a potato to be done!

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Post by EmmVeePee » Sun Aug 14, 2005 6:46 am

How small of a mosquito?

Again, I've seen lab results that microwaves can't kill small creatures.
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Post by MrMistery » Sun Aug 14, 2005 7:51 pm

This is the kind of thing you see on Mithbusters :D
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Post by mothorc » Tue Aug 16, 2005 3:11 am

I think your experiment are not exactly.
I did it with an ant and it die immediately.( the glass disc still cold)
The mosquito will alive when it doesn't contain water. or some liqid

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Post by Vada » Tue Aug 16, 2005 11:00 am

Well, does microwave matter about the size?
Er.. so the mosquito will die if it is in a drought and hot area..
Argh I did not get it :(
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