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Old 11-08-2013, 22:40   #1
 
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Fruit flies make good stand-ins for humans in diabetes treatment tests

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Interestingly the State in which I live, Victoria, has strict regulations regarding Fruit Flies. You may not carry any kind of fruit into Victoria. There are bins in airports and on the roadside at the border crossings. Heavy fines are incurred by anyone transporting fruit into this State. Victoria is a Fruit Fly free State so I guess there won't be any experiments taking place here!

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Not gonna stop me from killin' every one I ever find around here! Waylon's wet food will attract 'em in what seems like a split second, so he's in the doghouse (er . . . cathouse?) if he doesn't clean up his plate in the summertime. No problem in winter - only in hot weather.




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Had a fruit fly here in the house for probably almost a month and couldn't catch the darn thing, finally the other night while eating my salad with EVOO and red win vinegar it landed on the side of the bowl and bingo I got it.

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Had a fruit fly here in the house for probably almost a month and couldn't catch the darn thing, finally the other night while eating my salad with EVOO and red win vinegar it landed on the side of the bowl and bingo I got it.
You can ALWAYS catch fruit flies with vinegar. Even if the bottle has a tiny opening. Just leave it open and you will find them drowned in the bottom. Even if you've never seen a fruit fly and leave some vinegar out, you will see them. I've lost lots of those vinegar serving bottles whenever the cap gets left off. They just come out of nowhere and drown themselves in the vinegar. Apparently, they can't resist it, like moths to flame.

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The big problem with fruit flies in diabetes research is that they won't hold still when you try to lance them to check their BG.

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You got to get them goofy when you wash them

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Interestingly the State in which I live, Victoria, has strict regulations regarding Fruit Flies. You may not carry any kind of fruit into Victoria. There are bins in airports and on the roadside at the border crossings. Heavy fines are incurred by anyone transporting fruit into this State. Victoria is a Fruit Fly free State so I guess there won't be any experiments taking place here!
so does that mean there is no fruit in Victoria, either?

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Three free-flying fruit flies flew freely!

Altogether now, say it three times quickly!

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Yes there's fruit but anything that's imported into the State has to be subjected to strict quality control to ensure it is Fruit Fly free.

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