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Do the aphids synthesize the nepetalactone or do they obtain it from the plants they feed on?

Do the aphids synthesize nepetalacetone or do they obtain it from plants that they feed on?

PharmacologyEdit

Mechanism of action? Miserlou 03:55, 4 December 2007 (UTC)

ToxicologyEdit

Is the compound toxic to humans? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Sciphysorganicchem (talkcontribs) 23:54, 25 July 2009 (UTC)

Inconsistency with other pageEdit

This page states that about 75% are affected, while this page (which Catnip redirects to) states 2 out of 3. Nearyan (talk) 16:02, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

All cats or just domestic Breeds?Edit

68.188.25.170 (talk) 23:38, 10 April 2011 (UTC)

All species of the cat family (Felidae) are attracted to catnip. Mountain lions (cougars), lynx, tigers, lions, and domesticated cats will roll over, rub their faces, extend their claws, and twist their bodies in a patch of catnip. There is a video on line which demonstrates these species, in a sanctuary, "getting baked"... er, demonstrating a strong response to catnip. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tklx3j7kgJY&feature=related The lion in this video didn't demonstrate the response; however, this may have been an individual response as lions in other instances have been variably affected. A video taken at the Lions, Tigers and Bears Sanctuary showed 2 lions that were offered catnip-spiked pumpkins for the first time. These lions showed a very, very strong response-- even jumping into water to retrieve a pumpkin. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7UYDBONb0Y
From my own experience, my 3 housecats all respond but the strength of the response seems to be dependent on their mood. Not all domestic cats (Felis catus) are genetically programmed to respond. Maybe this lion just wasn't in the mood, or he doesn't have the genetic code to respond to nepetalactone. kf9as108.217.49.112 (talk) 22:44, 17 August 2012 (UTC)

Template produces poor PDF outputEdit

PDF output using Google Chrome's built-in distiller produces poor results with this page. (Use the Ctrl P command in Chrome to preview). Issue may be with the template used or (more likely) the the way content was entered (coded) and saved by the contributor. For example, when printing this article with Google's PDF printer, the info-box content exceeds 100% of the printed page's width, and information is cut off. The info-box column should not exceed 50% on a portrait layout (45% appears nicer and looks closer to a WYSIWYG web page view), Note that the font size should not dynamically scale up or down to fit a page; font size of the main-body text content should be about 12 points on outputted PDF page(s); it is the images and table cells that should dynamically scale up or down to fit the info box in order to maintain the two-column Wikipedia layout. NOTE: I ran across many chemical-related articles having this issue. Printchecker (talk) 05:13, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

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