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Lower the fly gently" over a saucer of water until his feet just touch. Chances are
he is thirsty. If so, he will lower his proboscis as soon as his feet touch and will
suck avidly. When thirst has been allayed, the proboscis will be retracted
... expensively for this opportunity to sleep. Certain natural phenomena, such as
adaptation, can be useful as tools to understanding. Take, for example, a thirsty, I
hungry fly. With a fine needle gently twang one hair. Out j comes the proboscis.
Gently tease them aside. Next to emerge in view are the two great breathing
tubes supplying oxygen to the head. They adhere to the esophagus. Since they
are the sole route of oxygen to the head, they also must be maintained intact.
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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