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Where do fruit flys magically apear from?

(13 Posts)
LynetteScavo Wed 22-Jul-09 19:14:27

Therey are nowhere to bee seen untill you have a rotting banana.

Now they are dive bombing my glass of wine because the banana is gone.

southeastastra Wed 22-Jul-09 19:15:03

they live in a secret universe along with slugs i reckon

PrefetParfait Wed 22-Jul-09 19:15:26

I have mated fruit fly's. Thay can be pretty cute actually.

whomovedmychocolate Wed 22-Jul-09 19:17:22

Was that satisfying PrefetParfait? grin

PrefetParfait Wed 22-Jul-09 19:19:11


I made some with red eyes and some with white eyes.

And I anesthatised them with ether. Watching them twitch as they woke up was cool

<Disclaimer no fruit flys were harmed in the mating rituals - I was mearly giving them the opportunity to have fly sex grin>

southeastastra Wed 22-Jul-09 19:25:03

is that your job prefet? grin

LynetteScavo Wed 22-Jul-09 19:25:19

I hope you managed to gain some amazing insight into the mating of fruite flys, PP!

I'm not trying to kill them, unsucessfully by clapping my hands on them.

southeastastra Wed 22-Jul-09 19:26:02

they always look so easy to catch until you try

PrefetParfait Wed 22-Jul-09 19:27:53


I did it as part of biology practicals at Uni

LynetteScavo Wed 22-Jul-09 21:09:41

Hmmm...funny how when uni students end their academic term the fuit flys appear!

PrefetParfait Wed 22-Jul-09 22:04:43

well I guess they have to be released somewhere - animal rights and all that grin!

Monty100 Thu 23-Jul-09 12:41:46

I think they malinger in indoor plant pots.

Have you ever wondered how many fruit flies you've unknowingly injested while drinking wine/beer?


MumtoCharlieandLola Thu 23-Jul-09 12:43:36

Are they related to the little black ones you get in your bathroom sometimes

(yes perhaps I am a dirty slattern if nobody else gets these).

I keep cleaning my sink but they keep popping back up again

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