1 Tahrcountry Musings: Wasps Could Replace sniffer Dogs

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Wasps Could Replace sniffer Dogs

Trained wasps could in the immediate future replace dogs for sniffing out drugs and bombs. A species of non-stinging wasps known as Microplitis croceipes can be trained in only five minutes and are just as sensitive to odours as dogs. Dogs require up to six months of training for the same job. U.S. Department of Agriculture entomologist Joe Lewis and University of Georgia agricultural engineer Glen Rains are at the helm of research. The researchers believes that Wasp Sniffers could be available for sale in three to five years

1 comment:

Prasanth Kodai said...

Shows the myriad uses wildlife can be put to. another shot in the arm for conservation.
Prasanth Kodai