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To duplicate these conditions we attached with wax a short thread to the back of
a fly. This in turn was ... The possibility occurred to us that the difference between
a hungry fly and a fed fly was the amount of sugar in its blood. The first way to ...
volume is to see for yourself by pulling one leg off a fly and squeezing him. As we
had more or less expected, a hungry fly had less sugar in his blood than a fed fly.
Then we conducted an experiment to test the hypothesis that some causal ...
Meditating one day on these facts I got to thinking that being hungry served no
useful purpose unless hunger also stimulated one to search for food. A hungry fly
should be more restless than a happily fed fly. The technical problem boiled
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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