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They include, to mention only a few, houseflies, fruit flies, soldier flies, snipe flies,
small-headed flies, stiletto flies, blowflies, march flies, dance flies, horse flies,
stable flies, black flies, tsetse flies, crane flies, humpbacked flies, bee flies, ...
Then activity ceased, and the recording instrument silently traced a smooth line.
This smooth line should have continued until the following morning. Instead,
every night at eight o'clock the flies resumed activity for approximately thirty
The interesting fact is that flies which have been reared in total darkness for many
generations and have never seen light still showed a diurnal rhythm. The rhythm,
however, bears no relation to day and night. Some flies began to exercise at ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Arseny - LibraryThing
Great book, and it reads surprisingly well. The only sign of age really is the use of pronouns (the scientist is always "he", even despite the fact that female science students are mentioned several ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - juglicerr - LibraryThing
I thought that this book was hysterical. It is not the book for people wanted all the scientific facts about flies, although it does have some interesting tidbits along the way. Instead, it cheerfully ... Read full review