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For egg-laying, however, it is a different story. Raw liver is the most attractive
medium for egg-laying. A fly that would remain egg-bound till the death when
there is no suitable substrate available will disgorge hundreds of eggs in the
A series of simple dissections will reveal that it is during the first week of life that a
female is building her eggs. The development of a fly's eggs cannot proceed to
completion without protein any more than a hen's egg can be packaged in a ...
No less in the fly are there hormones controlling growth and reproduction. Eggs
will not develop in the absence of hormones from a gland in the neck; this gland
will not produce its hormones in the absence of a gland embedded in the brain.
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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
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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