Friday, March 16, 2012

Flies like Man: Sexually rejected Flies turn to Alcohol

A male fruitfly will try to court a female by nuzzling her genitals, tapping her abdomen and singing with his wings. If all that fails, he drowns his sorrows in booze. Researchers from the University of California […] have found that male fruitflies (Drosophila melanogaster) are more likely to choose to eat alcoholic food if they have been sexually rejected by females.


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