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Flies, like the majority of insects, are creatures of light. Light exerts such a
profound effect on insects that moths have been flying into candles for centuries
for the edification of poets and moralists, insects in a room congregate at
windows to the ...
The interesting fact is that flies which have been reared in total darkness for many
generations and have never seen light still showed a diurnal rhythm. The rhythm,
however, bears no relation to day and night. Some flies began to exercise at ...
There is a slightly different kind of conditioning in which an animal, usually a rat,
is trained to associate a bell or light with food. When the bell rings or the light
glows, the rat presses a lever that releases food. Pinned on the walls of many ...
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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