By Bilsana Bibic

I went to visit a few family members of a friend of mine on Tuesday. They live about an hour away from Santa Fe so we took the train and spent some time with them. It was the first time I rode on a train here in New Mexico! We went through a couple of Native American reservations, beautifully embedded between mountains. It was simply gorgeous.

The next morning, on Wednesday, we came back to campus. And instead of going to eat or taking a nap, Hannah and I decided to go check on our baby flies. We are breeding fruit flies for an experiment that we will be doing when we go back to school. At this point, we had all of the adults we needed but the lab room was filled with other seniors who were checking on their flies and working on collecting enough adults.

Here’s what we did that afternoon:



Started off laughing at how much time it took to get the flies from one to the other bottle. They put up a good fight.



Making sure all of our flies were properly classified.



In the meantime, Christian was checking to see his fly food is not contaminated.



And Ociel and Barr were going through the instruction manual.



Hannah and I separating the different genders in order to count them.


2 comments on “Breeding Fruit Flies

  1. reminds me of that groucho marx joke.

    “Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.”
    hahaha. cracks me up every time.


  2. A.J. Peters

    …which makes me think of my favorite Grouch Marx quotation, also quite fitting:

    “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.”


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