It's Todd's week! With such a short life, a lot is at stake for fruit fly bachelors. Maybe that explains their drinking habits, which even the children indulge in. Todd takes us through why fruit flies love red lights and red wine, and why you might want to rethink tolerating them around your kitchen.
The best video abstract on fruit fly ejaculation ever produced
There are swarms of fruit fly articles and studies. The first part of the podcast discusses the history and importance of fruit flies and the following two links touch upon some of these notable contributions.
The documents below are specific studies that cover the topics of fruit flies drinking to combat wasp parasitism and the explosive fruit fly ejaculation study.
The next time you find a fruit fly trying to join you for a drink remember all the circumstances leading it to your mind-altering substance. Try to appreciate all the contributions fruit flies have made for humanity. Maybe leave a little something for those rejected fruit flies and let them drown their sorrows.