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Next, lower the fly into a saucer of sugared water. In a fraction of a second the
proboscis is flicked out again. Put him back into water (this is the control), and the
proboscis is retracted. Water, in; sugar, out. The performance continues almost ...
Accordingly, one prepares several saucers of sugared water. A pinch of salt is
added to one, two pinches to another, three pinches to a third, and so on. As
before, the fly is lowered gently into the saucer with the least salt. He responds,
The only thing that flies do by way of being social is to change the food upon
which they are feeding so that it is more acceptable to other flies. This again is a
fact that you can test for yourself. Take, for example, a saucer containing a
mixture of ...
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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
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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