Male Fruit Flies, Spurned By Females, Turn To Alcohol

A new study finds that young male fruit flies that have been rejected by females apparently self-medicate just like humans do.

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  • Male Fruit Flies, Spurned by Females, Turn to Alcohol ...
    Fruit flies as a rule will, like many humans, develop a taste for alcohol and, in time, a preference for the 15 percent solution. But the rejected flies drank a lot more on average, supping from the spiked mixture about 70 percent of the time, compared with about 50 percent for their sexually sated peers.
    04/2/2020 - 3:26 am | View Website
  • Difference Between Male and Female Fruit Flies | Compare ...
    However, females are quite larger than male flies. Female flies are ready to court with males after about 8-12 hours from their emergence. It takes around 15-20 minutes to complete the copulation. Females can lay about 400 eggs, and they lay eggs on rotting fruits and decaying mushrooms. The size of an egg is about 0.5 mm long . Once female fly lays eggs, it takes usually 12-15 hours to hatch them. Differences between Male and Female Fruit Fly
    04/1/2020 - 7:33 pm | View Website
  • Study offers scientific explanation for why spurned males ...
    In their lab experiments, the researchers found that a male fruit fly spurned by a female fruit fly continues to approach the female if the signaling cascade is interrupted (via JH level reduction...
    03/26/2020 - 4:42 pm | View Website
  • How to Distinguish Between Male and Female Fruit Flies: 9 ...
    The female fruit fly is longer than a male of the same species. Their abdomens are longer, but not any other body part. This makes females appear a bit larger than their male counterparts. In other words, when comparing two flies, the smaller, shorter fly is male.
    03/20/2020 - 7:55 pm | View Website
  • Male Fruit Flies, Spurned by Females Get Drunk!
    Nothing like a good buzz to drown your sorrows. Animal models confirm what I learned in college. Every time one of my fraternity members broke up with their girlfriend we’d get good and drunk.
    03/16/2020 - 8:47 am | View Website
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