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I left oranges in a cupboard for a month, I know have an infestation in 4X3m room. Any advice?
the most effective way was to get a bowl of cheap wine (vinegar is also ok, but not as effective), put cling film over the top, then poke tiny little holes in the film. they fly in, can't get out then drown. or a powerful vacuum nozzle.
working a treat already
Run around after them with an improvised weapon, yelling "DIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEBURNINHELL!!!"
1) Sofa cushion.
2) Tea towel.
3) Rolled up copy of Private Eye.
In hindsight, the bowl of wine advice would have been really helpful for my blood pressure.
Or buy some fly paper.
if you put some vinegar, soap and some sugar in a bowl, it will attract them and then they will drown. We've had some massive big ones here in the house and I tried it but it wouldnt work on them :( good luck!
In first year genetics, we worked with fruit flies (drosophilla melanogaster). You can stun them for a few hours by bringing the temperature down to 15degrees or under.
its probably easier to kill them though.
In other drosophila news, if you switch off ONE gene (age-1) in these guys, it will extend their lifespan by 80%. EIGHTY FUCKING PERCENT.
We could live till 700 years if we found a gene that does that in us (we wont)
Fuck off is that their BN. It's my solemn feeling that animals should have scientific names that reflect their relationship to humans.
Fruit flies should therefore be called Fuckingdickbastard Cocksuckius.
Geneticists LOVE these guys
They also get a lob on for the nematode worm c.elegans
One of my lecturers created a genetically distinct strain of drosophilla that were dwarf. He called them 'chico'