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[–]Mike 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (3 children)

I wonder how living 30+ floors up affects the biodiversity of insects.

[–]Node 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

At first I was thinking "more bugs with wings", but bug density at that altitude is probably pretty thin. More likely are critters you bring in on shoes, clothing, and supplies. Moving in furniture that's not brand new would establish the initial colonies. Depending on critter type and building layout, some migration from adjacent living spaces is likely.

[–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (1 child)

Survey findings revealed that as floor numbers increase, fewer types of insects thrive

30 floors is pretty damn high. I doubt there would be much up there except maybe cockroaches. Do you live in a building that tall? I couldn't even imagine would that would be like.

[–]Mike 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

I live on the 37th floor, so yeah. Apartments in Hong Kong can get a little tall. There are laws requiring the buildings to be shorter than the surrounding mountains

[–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (6 children)

I read the article to find out what I can do to make sure bugs don't invade my apartment. Turns out human activity does't play a big role and apparently more bugs are good for you. Gross.

[–]magnora7 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (2 children)

Wow that's really interesting. It kind of makes sense, because that's more the natural environment our immune systems developed in.

[–][deleted] 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny -  (1 child)

Yeah. Pretty interesting how there is a fine line between being exposed to the right amount of disease to build a solid immunity, and full on catching a contagious disease.

[–]magnora7 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

It does seem like a pretty thin line, but maybe it's not as thin as we think. It's certainly an interesting subject.

[–]Node 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (2 children)

Gross

Speaking of... Have you ever looked up those FDA regulations on how many bug parts are allowed in various types of foods? Depending on where and how you live, that may be the major source of bug (parts) entering your apartment.

For those who may wonder: "How much insect and rodent filth am I eating?", here is a taste of the regulations.

[–][deleted] 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (1 child)

thank you so much for sharing this delightful information.

[–]Node 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Something to mull over, eh? ( ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡°)