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By testing more and more concentrated solutions, we found that the stronger the
solution was the more the fly took. Strangely enough, the fly apparently ^ had no
mechanism for regulating its calories or the concentration of its body fluids.
There was one biologist, for example, who was interested in the flying
mechanism of insects. He was able to place a fruit fly, an insect about % inch
long, in a chamber where he could measure its respiration during flight and at the
same time ...
The next guess is that the level of proteins in the circulating blood affects either
the organs of taste or some point in the brain where their nerves connect with the
feeding mechanism. And this guess, too, will eventually be tested, and should it ...
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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