How Do You Catch Fruit Flies?

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Reactions Science Videos | October 16, 2018

You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar--or do you? This week on Reactions, we explain the chemistry behind why fruit flies love vinegar so much, some entomologists call them “vinegar flies.”

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Catching more flies with vinegar

Olfaction: Smells Like Fly Food

CASE STUDY: How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies – Which Trap Works Best

Remembering nutrient quality of sugar in Drosophila

Rapid Consolidation to a radish and Protein Synthesis-Dependent Long-Term Memory after Single-Session Appetitive Olfactory Conditioning in Drosophila

Here’s how you can get rid of fruit flies, and why scientists are so fond of them

5 Things You Should Know About Fruit Flies

Apple vinegar

Characterization of Aroma Compounds in Apple Cider Using Solvent-Assisted Flavor Evaporation and Headspace Solid-Phase Microextraction

Ever wonder why dogs sniff each others' butts? Or how Adderall works? Or whether it's OK to pee in the pool? We've got you covered: Reactions a web series about the chemistry that surrounds you every day.

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