The Scottish Midge Forecast

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The Scottish Midge Forecast

Postby Old_Glow_In_The_Deep » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:28 am

Looking for a good location to venture ashore for a BBQ ...... check this first:

http://www.midgeforecast.co.uk/home

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Re: The Scottish Midge Forecast

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:19 pm

Over at TOP there was a post about the Tiger Mosquito invading France. This is quite a nasty beastie and carries serious diseases around. It can survive in snow and the eggs can survive freezing as well.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aedes_albopictus
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Re: The Scottish Midge Forecast

Postby aquaplane » Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:37 pm

News flash,they are biting in Kip tonight. :thumbsdown:
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Re: The Scottish Midge Forecast

Postby lady_stormrider » Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:44 pm

But our Skin So Soft has de-solidified after the winter and is working well
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Re: The Scottish Midge Forecast

Postby DaveS » Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:48 am

Skin so Soft is good - although Avon refuse to acknowledge it as a midge repellent! This year I have a new anti midge potion called "smidge" (produced by the Scottish midge forecast people). Very good recommendations, including from professional mountaineering pals. It claims to also repel clegs and ticks. On board, on the rare occasions that the wee sods venture offshore, I find Moon Tigers work well. I use a Yokoyama Mk 7 holder to let them burn safely.
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Re: The Scottish Midge Forecast

Postby ash » Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:03 pm

I thought that Skin So Soft only worked because they couldn't get a grip to bite.

I've just had dinner while sitting outside at the Comfort Hotel, Beaune and there certainly were midges about - lots of trees and a muggy day - but I couldn't see any stripes on them.

A midge attack must be the only time when one regrets giving up on smoking!!

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Re: The Scottish Midge Forecast

Postby aquaplane » Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:24 pm

Mez wiz mon ami, merde.

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