The Zetas say sickness is on the increase since 2003 when PX entered our Solar System.  This means the first of the populations to show effects of PX health-wise are the sensitives such as animals,  then human sensitives.  As the PS nears all will be dealing with immune system difficulties in some form or another.   

This blog is a recap of information provided by the Zetas about our health.   Hopefully by reading this you will feel better about things and know what to expect! 

The Zetas have confirmed the Red Sky is indicating PX Tail is wafting pollutants to Earth.  See details here and the pic from here.





PX is said to have moon swirls as 'Tubes" of debris.  These sound like space tornado's coiling and roiling in space see Nancy's video on the topic of debris of PX here

“…Planet X is visible in the skies like a roiling dragon, the tail delivers hail and biting red dust.”  This was recorded by the ancient Egyptians during the Jewish Exodus, in the parallel Bible, the Kolbrin. 


The tail of the comet is composed of lighter material toward the tip, as any heavier substances that far from the great comet's gravitational influence are drawn in other directions at one point or another. Thus, the gasses and dust curl toward the Earth, and are first noticeable as a fine red iron dust, turning the water a bitter blood red. …

The tail has dust, gases, stones, boulders, and moons, depending on the size and composition of the entourage at any given point. ……but all else is a massive onslaught on the Earth's atmosphere.

But when the red dust and petrochemical components in the tail waft into Earth's atmosphere where there is free oxygen and nitrogen, chemical reactions not occurring out in space are possible

We have explained that the tail of Planet X, when it wafts the Earth during the pole shift, drops the components of petrochemicals onto the Earth, sometimes while aflame. These petrochemical components have been gathered into the tail during the many passages by Planet X through the Asteroid Belt in the past. These petrochemicals are also the basis of oil deposits on Earth

“Petrochemicals” Definition:

The prefix "petro-" is an arbitrary abbreviation of the word "petroleum"; since "petro-" is Ancient Greek for "rock" and "oleum" means "oil". 

 “Petroleum” Definition:

A thick, flammable, yellow-to-black mixture of gaseous, liquid, and solid hydrocarbons that occurs naturally beneath the earth's surface, can be separated into fractions including natural gas, gasoline, naphtha, kerosene, fuel and lubricating oils, paraffin wax, and asphalt and is used as raw material for a wide variety of derivative products.

Petrochemicals are Toxic

  • Many toxins produced by petrochemicals are xenoestrogen’s, meaning that they mimic estrogen in the body and contribute to hormone imbalance with subsequent immune suppression.
  • The body is designed to detoxify itself. However, when external sources of toxicity are added to the mix those normal detoxification processes become overwhelmed. External toxins add to the “total body load”. The liver is the body’s main organ of detoxification. A fully functional liver supports immune system function. The immune system is part of your body’s detoxification arsenal.
  • Toxins cause free radicals that destroy cells in the body and bind to cytokines (immune system information pathways) damaging those immune system pathways resulting in reduced immune system function.

There comes a time when a person’s immune system just can’t handle any more insults and becomes completely overwhelmed. This point is related best by ‘the straw that broke the camel’s back’ concept. When your toxic threshold is reached, the poisons and microbes start having their way.”

Breathing Petrochemicals

Since the Zetas mention of red dust is now present,   traces of toxic petrochemicals and gasses must also be present.  These end up in our lungs and airways,  on fields,  agricultural crops,  lakes,  streams,  dust under windowpanes and more.   

PX Tail has ‘Decomposition Compounds’

The Zetas mention that a SOUP of new compounds is also in the PX Tail.  This means we are also breathing traces of those compounds along with the substances being in the dust particles everywhere.  Wonder what is contained in that SOUP?  Does not sound pleasing to health in any case. 

This is a Zetas explanation on how a bull suddenly collapsed and died after a PX Tail blob landed nearby…

The components picked up in the past during periodic passages of Planet X through the Asteroid Belt are not simply representative of the life on a water planet, which might be assumed to be vegetative and lower life forms such worms or protozoan. This soup includes the results of decomposition, in various stages.  

What adheres to the tail of Planet X varies according to chemical attraction, so some material is gathered while other material is ignored. Thus, an exploding meteor does not spew forth what one might find in rotting material, as some irritating chemicals are there in excess. Can these chemicals kill?

The report of the bull dropping dead should not be unexpected, as the vapors released when the superheated meteor exploded replaced the normally available oxygen in air. The bull simply suffocated. 

“ Decomposition” mentioned above,   involves Bacteria (past or present)

“Bacteria refer to one-celled microorganisms. They come in a variety of sizes and shapes, and can be found everywhere on Earth. Some are helpful, while other types cause harmful infections. One primary job of bacteria is to help break down organic matter when it dies. This process of decomposition is vital to the life of an ecosystem. In order to replicate, bacteria use the process of binary fission. “

Ground Bumping & Jolting - sources of Body Tension, Nausea and Anxiety

The Zetas mention how the 8 of 10 will be continuously shifting us around from plate movement due to the Earth Wobble.  These Plates,  Fault lines and Bowing Effects all act like bumper cars or Elevator rides under us.   Our equilibrium systems are having to adjust and therefore working overtime!  Some thoughts may come to mind like these: ;

Tension = I get this from time to time,it is strange and makes me want to just lay down somewhere. Its like something moved through me and knocked me off balance. … 

Anxiety = Why am I constantly dizzy?!  Is something is wrong with me?: Major vertigo out of nowhere. Lasted about a minute. I am not sick, or coming down with anything. Feel fine now. But, it was strange how it hit out of the blue. …

Nausea = ugh, I am on the verge of being sick to my stomach.  I am so dizzy!: I have been having dizziness and nausea for over 2 months now. Been to the doc for lots of tests, and nothing really. I guess it's good that there's nothing wrong, but the nausea is hard to deal with. …

Physical = My wife has been experiencing abnormalities with her monthly cycles as well, namely in that they are more frequent. She has had tests run and exams at her gynecologist, but everything is normal. …

Could these issues lower our immune system? YES! Constantly!  Allergies, coughing, stomach aches.....

Deep Ground ‘Rumbling’ and ‘Boom’ Sounds

The Zetas mention that the unusual sounds heard around the globe are related to PX effects on Earth.  See:

Low frequency Earth booms and groaning travel through solid materials,  the ground masses vibrate below us in pulsations.  Wonder what effect these have on our immune system? 

Low bass sounds can travel for miles.   Some are too low for the human ear but we may feel the vibration of the sounds.  

Here is a video on the study of Elephants using low sounds to communicate. and also here


In India,  where subducting is taking place under the Himalayas in the 7 of 10,  Elephants are going on rampages!  See an article here.  And a video here:

Dogs also are known to bark and howl just before Earthquakes.  


Earth’s Magnetosphere Contortions

Below is what it looks like when PX is tugs on Earth's magnetosphere.  View more at the Soho and Magnetosphere blog

The magnetosphere sends us a rush of particles around Earth,  wafting to and fro.  Wonder what that effect does to the immune system? 

It is anyone's guess what this stuff does to the system,  but the changes and sensations are probably not great.


Here is some Zeta Talk on the rush of Ionized particle flows shuffling all around:   

Ionized particles within the liquid magma of Earth's core normally cluster at the poles, or around the magnetic solid core of the Earth. They break and mingle with the other magma only under duress, such as the passage of Planet X creates. 

As we have stated, gravity is a particle flow, with outshooting in a laser manner of intense gravity particle streams and a slow drifting back to the surface by the particles. It is the drifting back that creates the phenomenon of gravity, pressure downward, as the outburst goes between atoms and thus does not interact.

Planet X is approaching from a point only somewhat below the ecliptic, at this time, a gravity pull we have described as disturbing the equilibrium.

Newsletter describes the current situation here:

 “Ionized Particles” (mentioned above) Definition:  

Ionized particles are particles that carry a positive or negative charge. This is due to the loss or gain of an electron or electrons. Losing an electron will cause a particle to become more positively charged, while gaining an electron will cause a particle to become more negatively charged.

More about Charged Particles here


Lowered Immune Systems Globally - Statistics

Asthma Increases 

It was hard to find any stats on the world population with asthma.  Here is the UK stats:

 Common Colds and Viruses Increasing

This year 2013 has been extreme!  Schools and workplaces can hardly keep up.    

Vaccines do not vaccinate against many of the unusual bug strains going around.   Some bugs last for weeks on end with little to ease the agony.  Some bugs are antibiotic and medicines resistant.  

Here is are articles on the severity of the rampant flu season this year:

Flu Widespread, Leading a Range of Winter’s Ills

It is not your imagination — more people you know are sick this winter, even people who have had flu shots.

Boston’s mayor, Thomas M. Menino, on Wednesday after he declared the spread of the flu a public health emergency.

The country is in the grip of three emerging flu or flulike epidemics: an early start to the annual flu season with an unusually aggressive virus, a surge in a new type of norovirus, and the worst whooping cough outbreak in 60 years. And these are all developing amid the normal winter highs for the many viruses that cause symptoms on the “colds and flu” spectrum.

Influenza is widespread, and causing local crises. On Wednesday, Boston’s mayor declared a public health emergency as cases flooded hospital emergency rooms.


Superbugs Spreading Faster

“Superbugs” are taking folks by storm!  These bugs can start making us ill in just a matter of hours of contracting the virus.  Some are also antibiotic resistant.  Here is an example of just one virus strain on the rise:

Thousands suffer as UK is swept by stomach bug


A highly infectious stomach bug has claimed thousands of victims as it sweeps across Britain.

The virus has badly affected schools from Cornwall to northern England, and forced the cancellation of surgery at hospitals in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Because it is so infectious, it is a difficult illness to contain, experts say. While there are outbreaks during most winters, levels are higher than usual this year.  Health Secretary Alan Milburn said the Department of Health was ' keeping a close eye' on the spread of the virus. 'It's right to be concerned about it,' he said. 'As I understand it, this is quite a common airborne virus which has hit certain parts of the country in hospitals and schools.  The bug, known variously as Norwalk virus and SRSV (small roundstructured virus), often starts with the sudden onset of severe and explosive sickness.


Doctors Warn of New Stomach ‘Superbug’ Hitting U.S.

“Symptoms come on very suddenly, within hours after a person has been exposed to it.”

While the flu is spread mostly in the air by sneezes and coughs and a person needs to breathe in as many as 1,000 virus particles to get sick, the norovirus is far more contagious. Just 18 norovirus particles can make a person sick.”

“The flu can last two to four hours on hard surfaces outside your body, but the norovirus can survive and remain infectious for weeks.”

Birth Defects and Autism Increasing

Newborns are at risk!  Birth Defects and Autism statistics are staggering!  Read more here:

Given the devastation that will soon occur to the Earth, our advice has been to avoid pregnancy, and to take steps to avoid accidental pregnancy when contraception is not available. 

It is not a time for babies.
And another article:






Albinism Increases

Link to Albinism on the Rise

Albinism,  also on the increase, is another symptom of the increased emanation from the core. The Earth’s interior is magnetic, and responds as does the magnetized crust of the Earth to the approach of Planet X, attempting to approach or escape during the daily rotation of the globe.

if one considers heat particles to be associated with other particles not known to man, and that these particles are escaping, then some sort of logic can be applied. The White Buffalo occurred, on schedule, because of emanations from the core not known to man, as we have stated at the start of ZetaTalk. Albinos in wildlife increased thereafter, as we predicted, due to these same emanations. Thus, the core is creating all manner of particle flow aberrations, the magnetic diffusion observed by man for some decades only one of them. 


Yes unknowns are present!

“..other particles not known to man”.  


Stress Is Increasing

 Not feeling as healthy?  Breathing harder,  coughing and allergies?  Catching every BUG and common cold going around?  Agitated easily or irritated at the little things?  These may be signs of a lowered immune system from perturbations of PX.     


The Pending Announcement of PX

The Announcement should help us with some of these issues.  The Zetas have explained:

“We predicted that illness would be on the increase as the Pole Shift approached, due to depressed immune systems.  But the stress of the increasing Earth changes during the cover-up have likewise created an increase in auto-immune reactions”.   

And more here:

Focus on your Health

Eat better foods,  vitamin rich goodies,  exercise or go outdoors and enjoy nature while you can.  Try methods to clear the air where you reside such as filters or masks etc. 

Being aware your immune system is lowered has some benefits, so exercise and feel better!      



Health Statistics Confirm Increases

Sickness is on the increase in humans and animals!

Human Sickness Blog:

Animals Sickness Blog:

Charts SOURCE:

The charts above form the website only allow 3 months of data past 2008!  The charts error at 2009 for more than 3 months at a time.  Wonder what a year of data would look like?


Healthmap Charts & Population Growth Statistics

While the statistics of sick increased,   world population has slowed down during the same years!
We are living in a paradoxical time of population growth. In the media, there have been alarming reports asking how the world will be able to deal with a much larger population in years to come. The challenges are real, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa, whose population is expected to double by 2050 and possibly quadrup.... At the same time, we have been experiencing the most rapid decline in global population growth ever.

A number of nations today are declining in population decline: this is occurring in a region stretching from North Asia (Japan) through Eastern Europe, including Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Georgia, Armenia, and into Central and Western Europe, including Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Germany, Hungary, and now Greece, Italy and Portugal, in addition to Puerto Rico in the Caribbean. Countries rapidly approaching long-term population declines (but currently experiencing modest growth) include Spain, Cuba, Uruguay, Denmark, Finland, and Austria. Russia also faces long-term population decline, although the trend has been stalled through a reversal of stagnant birth rates.



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Comment by SongStar101 on August 7, 2013 at 6:41am

Another excellent blog on Micro Organisms afflicting new areas of the world.  Check this blog for some related Zeta Talk on this subject of our health!

Comment by SongStar101 on July 9, 2013 at 2:01pm

Looks like plants are losing their immunity as well,  getting fungal infections and such...

Bark beetles have been eating trees in Forest lands by the millions (some 46 million acres of forest in the western United States and Canada over the last decade, since around 2003).    What causes bark beetles to infest forests on this massive scale?  Are they able to eat better with PX around, or are the trees losing immunity to them?  Why are the numbers of tree infestations declining now as most articles and graphs show in 2013?  Can the Zetas please explain how insects are being affected by the changes in the Earth and Sun patterns, plates and atmosphere?  In Oregon 25K bumble bees had a mass die off in a single event recently.  Oregon State brought investigators to check over the situation.  The investigators marked pesticides as the official explanation. (25,000 bees die off)    (50,000 bees now?)  This explanation sounds similar to explanations given by the mainstream about animal die-offs and the like.  Increasing global pollution seems to have become the excuse to write off everything under one umbrella:  animals affected, insect infestations, weather anomalies and such. 
[and from another]  Bark beetles destroy stands of trees every year by having a symbiotic relationship with fungi. These fungi are devastating to the health of the tree.

What mankind sees in the fauna and flora around him is the status quo that has been established over the econs. Species have died out, and evolution is continuous, but man is shocked to find the balanced state in nature becoming unbalanced in his lifetime. Life is opportunistic. Trees are attacked by fungus or virus or bacteria, often carried by insects that burrow under the bark. They develop resistance or the species dies out. The American Elm was brought to the US from Europe, and subsequently killed by Dutch Elm Disease in this manner. Climate change exacerbates the changes that can affect all species, and this is likewise affected by faltering immune systems stressed by surging sub-atomic particle flows caused by Planet X. Life will prevail, despite setbacks, and establish a new equilibrium.

Comment by SongStar101 on June 17, 2013 at 11:09am

My issues have over time subsided using a combo of Celtic Sea Salt (found on Zeta Talk Troubled Times and other health sources) as well as walking barefoot at home!  Holding on to things grounded when the electric magnetic flows seem strong also has helped considerably (when I feel Earth magnetosphere changes).  Here is a few paragraphs confirming with good documentation...

Why Does Walking Barefoot on the Earth Make You Feel Better?

Recent research has explained why this happens. Your immune system functions optimally when your body has an adequate supply of electrons, which are easily and naturally obtained by barefoot contact with the Earth. Research indicates that electrons from the Earth have antioxidant effects that can protect your body from inflammation and its many well-documented health consequences.

It is known that the Earth maintains a negative electrical potential on its surface. When you are in direct contact with the ground (walking, sitting, or laying down on the earth’s surface) the earth’s electrons are conducted to your body, bringing it to the same electrical potential as the earth. Living in direct contact with the earth grounds your body, inducing favorable physiological and electrophysiological changes that promote optimum health.

There is an emerging science documenting how conductive contact with the Earth, which has is also known as Earthing or grounding, is highly beneficial to your health and completely safe.  Earthing appears to minimize the consequences of exposure to potentially disruptive fields like “electromagnetic pollution” or “dirty electricity.”

The Ultimate Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory

Grounding or Earthing is defined as placing one’s bare feet on the ground whether it be dirt, grass, sand or concrete (especially when humid or wet). When you ground to the electron-enriched earth, an improved balance of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system occurs.

The Earth is a natural source of electrons and subtle electrical fields, which are essential for proper functioning of our immune systems, circulation, synchronization of biorhythms and other physiological processes and may actually be the most effective, essential, least expensive, and easiest to attain antioxidant.

Modern science has thoroughly documented the connection between inflammation and all of the chronic diseases, including the diseases of aging and the aging process itself. It is important to understand that inflammation is a condition that can be reduced or prevented by grounding your body to the Earth the way virtually all of your ancestors have done for hundreds if not thousands of generations.

There are three different forms of electricity:

  1. Direct current (DC) electricity
  2. Alternating current (AC) electricity, and
  3. Static electricity

All of these forms of electricity are present in the environment and can affect the way you feel.

You Can Actually Measure How Grounding Yourself Reduces Your Voltage

A Body Voltage Meter can determine how much electricity is being induced on you when you are lying in bed or sitting in a chair, and how much the electric charge is reduced by grounding.

The Health Benefits of Grounding

The most important health consequence of Earthing is providing  your body abundant electrons from the Earth. The scientific research and hypotheses related to Earthing point to a major impact on the inflammatory process as a result of this electron transfer.

Your body has evolved a means to kill bacteria using reactive oxygen species (ROS) that are delivered to a site of injury by white blood cells. Although very effective at this task, ROS are also very reactive biochemically and can damage healthy tissues. ROS are usually positively charged molecules that need to be neutralized immediately to prevent them from diffusing into healthy tissues.

That is one of the major reasons why your body needs an abundant supply of negative charges. Food based antioxidants like astaxanthin are helpful but a regular supply of electrons from the earth can supply them as well.

Much more explained in the article here...

Comment by SongStar101 on June 17, 2013 at 10:10am


I caught really nasty bug in 2012.  Nothing worked for about 5-6 weeks as it got worse and worse.  I decided to take Colloidal Silver after a friend told me about it.  Finally the bug started slowly going away and I healed up within about a week.  The only thing I noticed after taking it is that my probiotics in my digestive track became irritated.  My sinuses plugged seriously after eating.  It has taken a very long while to finally recoup and also replenish my digestive system.  I have needed to use plain Yogurt and other probiotics to get back to normal.   

At this point,  I am a bit hesitant to take the C. Silver unless I need it only (first stages of a bug and then stop).  It could be that I have not found the best combo between the C Silver and the probiotics together yet.  C. Silver for me is a temporary usage item.  I agree it was the only thing that worked and is certainly an extremely valuable complete anti-microbial,  anti-viral supplement.  Thanks Alice!

Comment by Alice M. Haney on June 17, 2013 at 6:50am

I recommend you look into making collidial silver. I used to catch everything around, but since I found this I have not been sick in years. Even with all the "spraying" that used to be going on. You can make your own collidial silver for pennies a glass.

This stuff keeps the pathogen's from being able to reproduce. So say there is a virus (yes, this works with viruses, too!) on a door knob and I catch a "bug" without the silver the virus can reproduce and make me sick, However, with the collidial silver, the virus is still in me, but it cannot make me sick because the silver is killing off the "babies" as fast as they reproduce; silver robs the single-cell stage of an enzyme that is needed for the baby to breathe, it smothers them out. Because the silver kills off the reproductions, my immune system can focus on the original virus I picked up.

Everyone should get themselves a collidial silver generator. Imagine no more infections regardless of what happened. I recently had sugery and my doctor was amazed.

Love and Light to you, all



Comment by SongStar101 on June 15, 2013 at 1:12pm
What's the cause of bleeding trees? The article also writes that this has been predicted in the The Apocalypse Of Ezra.  [and from another]  According to the Apocalypse of Ezra, one of the signs of the approaching ‘Apocalypse’ will be trees bleeding; does this video show just that or is this merely ‘sap’? [and from another]  And blood shall trickle forth from wood, and the stone utter its voice. The people shall be in commotion, the outgoings (of the stars) shall change.

Blood red sap, either sticky or liquid, is not uncommon in trees, and many species have shown this in many places around the world. The sap can suddenly turn red, and can be side-by-side with milky or golden sap. Is this a disease or indicative of iron oxide in the water drawn from the ground? Sap draws water up from the subsoil and delivers nutrients and oxygen back down to the branches, trunk, and roots of the tree. Why would it not be possible for red algae to grow in the nutrient rich sap of trees?  Why would the Apocalypse of Ezra mention bleeding trees as a sign of the coming Apocalypse? We have mentioned increasing illness as the time of the Pole Shift approaches, due to stress. Trees have inherent immune systems, resisting being eaten by all manner of pathogens, including parasitic algae. Bleeding trees have a faltering immune system.

Source: ZetaTalk Chat Q&A for June 15, 2013

Comment by SongStar101 on May 21, 2013 at 2:24pm

The Zetas tell us the Earth has an iron based liquid core.  PX pulls Earth magnetically at its iron core.  These magnetic particle flows from Earth to PX (like storms) must affect normal brain function,  as the brain neurons, muscles and organs all rely on electrical impulses to function automatically. 

The result,  magnetically lowered immune functions as electrical currents in the body are burdened.

"...Where they are partly correct, in that the core is iron heavy and thus magnetic,...."

Just as the rotating Earth churns up hurricanes and storms in the atmosphere, currents of iron create similar weather patterns underneath. ... Several theories could explain the core's rapid spin. The solid iron crustal core could be getting spun around like a giant electric motor by the magnetic forces created by the molten iron that surrounds it.

Comment by SongStar101 on April 26, 2013 at 7:41am

Dog attack increases show their sensitivity......

Per the Zetas, we should expect this not just from our pets but from domesticated and wild animals and even ourselves. Signals from the rock, which is under compression as plate movements increase, are basically telling these dogs to flight or take flight.

ZetaTalk Insight 3/30/2013:
Dog attacks are on the increase for several reasons, but the most significant reason is the tension and compression in the rock as plate movements increase. It is known that electromagnetic screech increases due to rock compression, a factor that makes pets and domestic animals flee their homes. Nature is telling them to leave the area, triggering the fight or flight mechanism, and these signals are not easy for the animal to discern. Why does it feel uneasy? And if it feels uneasy, what pending attack or danger is the cause? Dog attacks have been sorted by breed, with Pit Bulls and Rottweilers the worst because these breeds have been bred to be lethal.

We have advised that at the hour of the Pole Shift that farmers let their livestock run free, due to the panic they will feel. They will throw themselves against the barn walls, injuring themselves, or fly into the coop walls until their wings are broken, such is the panic that will engulf them. During the hours going into the Pole Shift, or even the week ahead when Rotation Stoppage has created endless tension in the rock, they will flee in this direction or that until exhausted, but most likely will come home after it is all over. Pets should be treated in the same manner, and if allowed to run will be less likely to attack. Those dogs bred to be fighters or attack dogs the exception.

Comment by SongStar101 on April 17, 2013 at 9:20am

More about electricity flows from underground...

What made this latest spate of rock slips notable is the “flash”, an electrical discharge or arcing in a switch yard in Missouri. Whatever the ultimate cause officially assigned may be, the true cause was the compression of rock in the New Madrid region that allows electricity to pass through the rock more readily.

It has long been known that this causes a screech on radio in regions about to experience quakes, one of the best earthquake predictors.  

Comment by SongStar101 on April 12, 2013 at 10:28pm

Ants Lead the Way on Earthquake Prediction


Researcher Gabriele Berberich of the University Duisburg-Essen in Germany has counted more than 15,000 red wood ant mounds lined up along Germany's faults, like candy drops on a conveyor belt.

For three years, Berberich and her colleagues tracked the ants 24-7 with video cameras, using special software to catalog behavioral changes. There were 10 earthquakes between magnitude 2.0 and 3.2 during the study period, 2009 to 2012, and many smaller temblors. The ants only changed behavior for quakes larger than magnitude 2.0, which also happens to be the smallest quakes that humans can feel.

During the day, ants busily went about their daily activity, and at night the colony rested inside the mound, mirroring human diurnal patterns, Berberich said at a news conference today. But before an earthquake, the ants were awake throughout the night, outside their mound, vulnerable to predators, the researchers found. Normal ant behavior didn't resume until a day after the earthquake, Berberich said.

So how do ants know an earthquake is coming? Berberich suspects the insects pick up changing gas emissions or local shifts in the Earth's magnetic field.

"Red wood ants have chemoreceptors for carbon dioxide gradients and magnetoreceptors for electromagnetic fields," she said. "We're not sure why or how they react to the possible stimuli, but we're planning on going to a more tectonically active region and see if ants react to larger earthquakes," Berberich added.

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