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attractant

(ə-trăk′tənt)
n.
A substance, such as a pheromone, that attracts insects or other animals.
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Santa Ana, CA, February 27, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Romance home party company Brown Bag Party today released their custom blended pheromone attractant Domestic Diva's Instinctively Yours.
The UltrabiteA[R] sports fishing pheromone attractant brand and the associated rights has been sold to Rapala VMC Corporation.
A higher capture rate by pitchers compared to nonbiological systems might suggest that attractants play a role in prey capture.
By focusing on the smells which the flies like and dislike, the team aims to develop better attractants for insect traps and better repellents to prevent flies biting humans.
One of those attractants showed up in wheat, but the wheat perfume also contained a substance that repelled the seedlings.
Another pair of chemosensory amphid neurons (AWA and AWC) does not have exposed dendritic endings and comprise an "olfactory" mechanism sensitive to volatile organic attractants. Similarly, the AWB amphid neuron is part of the olfactory mechanism but senses volatile organic repellents instead (4, 1).
For instance, it can be used to learn about local bird activities; help predict migratory and daily feeding flights of major migrant species; identify locations of airfield attractants (wetlands, ditches, tall vegetation, etc.); establish major wildlife trends (where, when, why); and justify the costs of control programs (personnel hours, equipment, etc.).
As outlined in Part 1 of this series, it's quite possible to have too much of a good thing when it comes to providing your deer herd with food plots, attractants, cover and/or watering holes.
Roubik & Hanson (2004) list nearly 50 chemicals that have been used as orchid bee attractants, and they also give species-specific lists of effective attractants in their orchid bee species accounts.
Glo-Cote was developed because deer previously needed to walk downwind in a very narrow corridor to discover scent from standard attractants. Now, deer can associate the visible glow with a positive experience they will be eager to come back for again and again.