So good of you to visit again.
I’m thinking of another funeral. Yesterday red pens. Today fruit flies.
A wee bit warm and they swarm, even in the bathroom. Who wants to fly in a bathroom all day with the comings and goings, ahum Not me. If a lavortory won’t kill ‘em, what will? I”ve tried all I know to try.
First, I tried talk. Communicate when you have an issue, right?
“Come here, little fruit fly. You see, I need you to take up residence somewhere else.” They weren’t charmed.
Then I fed the moms, the dads, and the abundant offspring.
“Here. Here. Here’s some juice. Go ahead and take a dip. A deep dip. Dive bomb.”
Rice vinegar, apple-cider vinegar, balsamic vinegar, red-wine vinegar, and wine available. Drink. Indulge. Get light headed. Die.
They prefer the apple-cider vinegar and balsamic vinegar, but very few fatalities. Pesky and persnickety creatures.
My husband sucks the varmints with the vaccuum.
How do you exterminate the critters?
My son wants a pet. Should reconsider an insect collection?
TEACHERS: Link to Biology Studies of Fruit Flies
“Many researchers have tried to create a mathematical model of how cells pack together to form tissue, but most models have many different complicated factors, and no model is universal.
Researchers at Northwestern University have now created a functional equation — using only two parameters — to show how cells pack together to create the eyes of Drosophila, better known as the fruit fly. They hope that the pared-down equation can be applied to different kinds of tissues, leading to advances in regenerative medicine.”
Okay all you fruit fly researchers, I’ll donate my flies to science. Please send a fruit truck to pick ‘em up.