Why Does Rain Smell so Good… to Bugs?





Humans love the smell after good rain, though we may not be the the target of the pleasing aroma. There's evidence the characteristic post-rain scent is used to lure arthropods to bacteria. Hosted by: Stefan Chin SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It's called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org
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Sources:
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41564-020-0697-x
https://theconversation.com/heres-why-soil-smells-so-good-after-it-rains-135978
Communication with Dr. Paul Becher Image Sources:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Folsomia_candida_-_Soil_Fauna_Diversity.jpeg
Folsomia candida
Folsomia candida
Folsomia candida?
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/rain-and-wind-on-black-umbrella-weather-concept-gm1165369815-320646263
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/enterobacteria-gm507855935-43358528
https://www.istockphoto.com/vector/rain-and-cloud-vector-design-gm1139424381-304542281

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