Re: KV history/psychology - St. Jon has been reading minds again.....
From: "Laserlight" <laserlight@q...>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2000 06:51:41 -0500
Subject: Re: KV history/psychology - St. Jon has been reading minds again.....
>yet another possibillity is that pheromones are involved, but
>inhibitory, rather than stimulatory: KV produce signals which
>others to calm down. when they enter frenzy, they stop
>pheromone. this gives just the same dynamics as the
>setup, with a few twists. sealed suits would lead to *more*
>(berzerker PA!), due to the isolation of the individual from
>pheromones. tightly-packed KV would be less likely to frenzy
>pheromone concentration), spread-out ones more (vice versa). if
>moving fast, they are not letting the pheromone build up around
>so they frenzy.
>there is actually an evolutionary justification for this - it
stops the KV
>frenzying when they are densely packed, as this will generally
>they are in family groups, where frenzy is counterproductive.
>individual KV are more likely to frenzy - one KV vs a Kra'Rex
>predator) can only survive by frenzy, whereas a group is most
>when acting sensibly fighting collectively. plus, a running KV
>escaping or charging, so this is when the frenzy should kick
>personally, i think subliminal audio cues (KV make fast little
>noises in the background of speech when they're excited, and
these have a
>frenzy-stimulating effect) is the way to go - it works across
>and doesn't need a full-body video link.
The problem with you people (the list) is that you come up with
the same ideas I do, and then you post them before I do.