Scottish Midge Activity

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Scottish Midge Activity

Postby BigAl » Sun Sep 04, 2011 4:19 pm

Hi guys, I'm thinking of going another trip in the North West Highlands.

Have any of you been up there in the last few weeks? If you have, how would you rate the midge population? Where were you, and how long ago?

Last summer my wife was eaten alive while we were camping and she now has some sort of midge PTSD. Another bad mauling will probably see her give up camping for good. That has to be avoided.

We were up in Ullapool about four weeks ago and it was a midge-apocalypse due to the damp weather this year. I mean running screaming into the sea bad.

I was wondering if it has gotten any better in recent weeks?
Kind Regards, BigAl.

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Postby slowcowboy » Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:44 pm

what are they nats or some sort of bugs. slow.
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Postby BigAl » Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:08 am

Hi Slow, They are like a ferocious no-see-um. This link explains a bit about them.
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Postby JuneBug » Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:48 am

Oh, my. I've been though many cycles of the biting gnats in the (American) Four Corners area in May & June, but these sound many, many magnitudes more awful.
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Postby hoytedow » Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:58 pm

We have the little biting gnats here in Florida too, but they have to work quick before the large mosquitoes drag us back to their camp. ;)
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