"the Stripes on the body protects not only the zebras, but also people from insect bites."
"Most enticing for the brakes is omålat dark skins."
"Slutsaterna drawn after the experiments on the modelldockor in människostorlek - a light beige, a dark brown and a brown with white stripes."
"the Dolls smetades in with insektslim and were placed out in nature."
"– The striped doll attracted the least number of brakes, " says Susanne Åkesson, professor of animal ecology at Lund university, who carried out the study together with a Hungarian team."
"The beige doll attracted twice as many brakes as the striped and the completely brown model ten times as many."
"Praise be zebraforskning"
"the Same researchers have previously been awarded humorpriset Journalists for the odd research, as they demonstrated that zebrans white stripes can be a protection against insect bites."
"Bromsars hunting on the waterways can be an explanation on the rändernas protective effect. They want to land on water surfaces or in the vicinity of the water, as their larvae are dependent on water to evolve."
"– When the sun is reflected against a plane surface of water occurs as an optical signal. It's becoming a horizontal, straight-line polarisationsmönster. Brakes can see polarised light and it is this signal they use to find water, " says Susanne Åkesson."
"the Same type of optical signal, get the brakes from a dark skin, but the signal is weakened if the dark surface is mixed up with a white pattern," she explains."
"Zebrastudien led to the production and sale of zebrarandiga horse blankets. The question is, what can we learn from the new study on the dolls - how should people dress to keep the brakes gone?"
"– You must have bright, striped or polka dot clothing, any pattern that breaks up. Dressing you of you, well then maybe you'll get kroppsmåla you, " says Susanne Åkesson."
"But even a man with light skin should choose white color," she points out. It is the dark color that gives the optical signal that attracts the brakes on."
"– The whiter the color, the better."
"the Tradition to paint the body with various designs are mature and widespread, which inspired the research that is now presented in the scientific journal Royal Society Open Science."
"Traditionally, many different peoples in Africa, Australia and Papua New Guinea, painted their bodies."
"Often you have used the services of white or bright yellow, pale gray or beige stripes applied on dark skins."
"Because earlier research has shown that zebrors white stripes give a protection against insect bites, wanted the researchers to investigate if the same could apply to people."
"A try with the modelldockor in människostorlek showed that a plain brown doll attracts ten times more brakes than a brown doll which is painted with white stripes."
"A plain beige doll is twice as enticing to the brake as a brown doll with white stripes."
"Source: university of Lund"