Terpenes & Us — pheromones
Weaponized Fragrances: A Look At How Terpenes Are Used Throughout Nature
Posted by Jack O'Leary on
Wartime communication is among the most crucial and important communication, in terms of conveying a message without any room for misinterpretation. Throughout history, man has used smoke signals, lamps, flags, semaphores, morse code, musical instruments, even pigeons, to communicate a dire message quickly. We've made complex encrypted code sequences that evolve and morph as opposing forces to attempt to decode and understand these signals. Believe it or not, terpenes are nature's version of these wordless wartime signals. Often the release of a terpene into the air can determine whether or not a plant lives or dies, or whether or not an insect...
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